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Windows 7: Padlock symbol on user name in User directory


22 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Padlock symbol on user name in User directory

I am using Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1.

My user directory under c:/...Users shows a padlock symbol on the folder for user "kevin". I believe that this is the reason this directory will not back up to my cloud drive provider. What does the padlock mean, and how do I remove it?


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22 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried right clicking it and selecting properties. I think it has something to do with the sharing permissions.
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22 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The padlock means the folder has restricted access.

If you want to allow unrestricted access you need to change the folder permissions, as this tutorial explains.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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22 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

got it...thanks for the tips!
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22 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The padlock means only your user account has access. Removing the padlock means more then one person has access, shared in other words.
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23 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyeager View Post
got it...thanks for the tips!
You're welcome.

Post back if you need further help.
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