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Windows 7: Strange Win 7 Issue

28 Feb 2011   #1

Win XP SP3, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, CentOS
Strange Win 7 Issue

Just came back from a restart and all of the sudden, ALL of my desktop icons have a little yellow padlock on the bottom left.

No idea how or why this is happening.

I haven't changed any settings/permissions, etc.

How do I "unlock" these icons?

What's going on over here Windows???

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28 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

As far as i am aware this is a Windows 7 permission issue.

I would suggest you try this solution and see if it works for you.

Let me know how you go with that.
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28 Feb 2011   #3

Win XP SP3, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, CentOS

Nope, didn't work.

All my desktop items (apps, folders, etc) are padlocked. Ridiculous nonsense.
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28 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

A liitle more info would help.

What are the permisiions on those files?

Post a screenshot of properties>security tabs .

Nope - doesn't impart any useful information.
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