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Windows 7: No Hurry: Windows creates folder(s) on portable hdd

29 Sep 2011   #11
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Can you post an image of that folder?


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29 Sep 2011   #12
itvend

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

like this Image Link
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30 Sep 2011   #13
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

How you are getting this lock on the folders?

I have never seen this lock on any of the computers so far?

Is it due to installation of any third party software or is it a standard windows icon?
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30 Sep 2011   #14
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

That lock is a typical Windows feature...you can see it on the System Information folder for example, and a few folders in \Windows\system32 as well...
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30 Sep 2011   #15
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The lock means that the folder sharing permissions have been changed to not shared.
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30 Sep 2011   #16
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Now I notice them in Windows Explorer.

The reason I have not seen them before is that I use xplorer2lite for all my file operations and this folder with lock symbol is displayed as a normal folder in xplorer2lite.

I very rarely use Windows Explorer.

Thanks for the clarifications....
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30 Sep 2011   #17
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Now I notice them in Windows Explorer.

The reason I have not seen them before is that I use xplorer2lite for all my file operations and this folder with lock symbol is displayed as a normal folder in xplorer2lite.

I very rarely use Windows Explorer.

Thanks for the clarifications....
Yes this is a Windows 7 thing. I much preferred the Shared Folder overlay of previous versions.
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