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Windows 7: Folders in link show with padlock

04 May 2011   #1
rmcban

win 7
 
 
Folders in link show with padlock

Hello everyone,
I created a link (named SQLScripts) on my D drive pointing to a folder on [C:\users\rmcban\Documents\SQL Server Management Studio\Projects]

Functionally speaking, everything works fine. The only thing is, aesthetical; when navigating explorer keeps showing my folders and files with a padlock. If I look at the same folder but using c:\... to get there, my icons look normal.

Any ideas how to get rid of those padlocks ?

Folders in link show with padlock-capture.png

I already searched this here and elsewhere (other forums, google, etc.) but came up empty.
Thanks in advance,
RMcB




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04 May 2011   #2
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello rmcban and welcome to seven forums.

I believe that the padlock on the folder is a means to show that the folder is not shared with anyone. I'm not aware of any way to change it except to share the folder.
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04 May 2011   #3
rmcban

win 7
 
 

Thx for your reply Kado.
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04 May 2011   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome rmcban.
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04 May 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just leave it be...really the padlock just means only you have access. The reason the padlock shows is because "D:\SQLScript" is accessible by multiple users. But the files you linked are not accessible by multiple users. Different permissions are set on them versus the SQLScript folder.

Padlock Overlay? It means something!
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04 May 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

If you don't have Homegroup you can do this sharing in the Folder's Properties box..
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