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Windows 7: Locked Folder?

08 Apr 2011   #1
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Locked Folder?

There is a small lock next to one of my folders. I have searched high and low (and left and right) and I can not find any info. about it. I went through the list of folder options but no mention of it. Does anyone know about it? How did it get there and how can I get rid of it?


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08 Apr 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The Lock shows up if the actual user has no rights/only limited rights to the folder in question.
What's that folder we're talking about ?
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08 Apr 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Little padlock icons mean the folder or file is private.
Padlock Overlay? It means something!
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09 Apr 2011   #4
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
The Lock shows up if the actual user has no rights/only limited rights to the folder in question.
What's that folder we're talking about ?
I don't share my computer with anyone. I'm the only user.
Inside the folder are 12 folders containing .MP3 music files.
1 - How do I get rid of the lock?
2 - How do I avoid it happening again?
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09 Apr 2011   #5
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

As logicearth described, the lock only means public or private. See this tutorial and let us know if it helps.
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
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09 Apr 2011   #6
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreemWarrior View Post
As logicearth described, the lock only means public or private. See this tutorial and let us know if it helps.
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
First of all I am the only one using my PC, so "public" or "private" is not relevant.
I did not do anything to add that lock. All I want to do is get rid of it, but an 11 step tutorial is a bit much to wade through. Isn't there an easier way?
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09 Apr 2011   #7
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Quote:
Isn't there an easier way?
I suppose you could always do a simple system restore to a point before the 'locks' started showing up.
Please let us know the outcome.
Thanks
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09 Apr 2011   #8
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreemWarrior View Post
Quote:
Isn't there an easier way?
I suppose you could always do a simple system restore to a point before the 'locks' started showing up.
Please let us know the outcome.
Thanks
Yes, that would work, but I've done lots of other things since the problem.

Here's my solution.
1-Made a new folder on my destop.
2-Dragged everything from the locked folder to the new one.
3-Deleted the locked folder.
4-Re-named the new folder with the deleted folder's name.
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09 Apr 2011   #9
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Of course it doesn't address the issue as to why it happened, but glad to know you got it sorted out.
Thanks for posting your solution.
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24 Apr 2011   #10
ipegasus

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have got the lock symbol after I have stopped sharing the folder. Right click on the folder with the lock, go to properties, select securities tab, click on edit (change permissions), click on add, in the blank box type the letter a, click on check names, authenticated users will appear, select it, then OK. OK's to the end.
Your lock will now be gone. Simple solution.
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