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Windows 7: Folder Locked problem

07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Folder Locked problem

hi
Can some tell me how to remove the lock icon from a users folder.
I know how to set folder share and security permissions with XP and Vista.
But after trying every setting i know Windows 7 has me beat.

I can access all computers on my network from the windows 7 machine.
But get error when trying to access windows 7 machine.
I know it is the lock icon that is causing the problem.

C:\Users\"name of user" has lock on it.
if i right click user name, and choose share with, the options are Nobody (which cannot be changed) Homegroup (Read) Homegroup (Read right) or Specific people.
If i choose specific and add everyone, it alters nothing the lock stays on.

Please help
Thanks

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The lock icon means that not all users have access to that file/folder. I haven't tried to remove the lock icon, because I don't care about it, but if you add the users group and give it read/write access, the lock should disappear. However, unless you want everyone on your computer to have access to your files, I'd leave that alone.

The default behavior of user's folders hasn't changed since XP. Those folders have never been available to all users. It's just that Windows 7 now identifies those folders with a little lock icon.
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07 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi

Thanks for the reply

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The lock icon means that not all users have access to that file/folder. I haven't tried to remove the lock icon, because I don't care about it, but if you add the users group and give it read/write access, the lock should disappear
Have done all of above already, but the Lock icon stays there (even if i add "everyone" with full permissions.
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07 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you in the Advanced Sharing dialogue?
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi
Thanks for the reply.

Script:
Are you in the Advanced Sharing dialogue
Yes and Everyone has full control.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi

Sorry, my fault.
I use the same password on all my machines, except i forgot to add the password to this machine Durr!!

Have been typing the wrong password for the last few hours, when one was not even needed, cus i hadent set it up yet.

Thanks for all your replies.
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07 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not the everyone group, the users group. They are not the same group.
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