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Windows 7: Video files have a little lock on the thumbnail?


15 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Video files have a little lock on the thumbnail?

For some reason when I export videos, they end up having this little gold lock in the lower left. Anyone know what it means, or how to remove, or maybe causing it?

It plays for me, but I can't use it for editing like I need too.....it ends up playing scrambled

THank you!



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15 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi skruger, welcome to seven forums! The lock icons means the file/folder is not shared with anyone else. Try right clicking a file in question/properties/sharing and share it with yourself. see if that helps. Otherwise the lock overlay should have no ill effect on it.
Hope this helps.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skruger View Post
For some reason when I export videos, they end up having this little gold lock in the lower left. Anyone know what it means, or how to remove, or maybe causing it?

It plays for me, but I can't use it for editing like I need too.....it ends up playing scrambled

THank you!

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15 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you for responding Britton30,

I'm not seeing the share option after clicking properties on the locked file? Any idea?

Thank you
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15 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not for removing the lock.
Where are you exporting the files to? Into some editing program or another PC?
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15 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The files are being created from Autodesk Maya. I need to see the shot in sequence, so I'm creating a quicktime reference file to play the sequence along with my Maya video file.....but for some reason it plays scrambled, and the sound screeches.....but then the rest of the shots play fine (not created in Maya).

Its weird....
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15 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I appreciate your help Britton30, but does anyone else have a possible solution?
Thank you!
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16 Apr 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are welcome! I have some files with the lock icon too. It doesn't effect the file nor its function. I think mine appeared after I created a home group.
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23 Sep 2011   #8

Win7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You need to add Authenticated Users to the Security permissions tab in Properties.
This will remove the lock icon, but as for it still being scrambled, you may not have the right Codec installed to play it, or it has some kind of DRM being inserted into it when you export it.
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23 Sep 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

create a new folder on the desktop , call it whatever you want then copy a file over and see if it has the lock removed ,if so then you can do this with all the files until you have them all, then delete the files that have the locks on, and move the unlocked files back to the original place .
this works for me
it may be a long winded way of doing it but i dont know of any other way so ,im hoping some one else can come up with an easier solution.

edit: looks like we have an answer ,

Quote:
You need to add Authenticated Users to the Security permissions tab in Properties.

This will remove the lock.
i dont have any locked files to test , keep us posted if it works
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