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Windows 7: Why some files/folders have Padlock and some don't?

03 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
Why some files/folders have Padlock and some don't?

How come some folders/files have Padlock whereas the majority don't? I created some GHOST images of my OS drives of both PC (both running Pro X64 RTM). Those GHOST images were created OUTSIDE of Windows, using GHOST 2003 USB DOS version.

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03 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise

There's another topic regarding this issue here:

Build 7077 - Padlocked Folder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Just found out why it's there, it's do do with sharing, I just changed my user account folder share settings to everyone and gave full control and then the padlock disappeared.

Basically it's just there to state that the folder has restricted access to anyone but you.
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03 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM

Thanks AllMac

I tried 1)TakeOwnership.reg 2)Share with Everyone 3)Run as Admin...all NOT working, but I finally managed to get rid of all the Padlocks by copying the folders/files to another partition, delete the source folders/files and copying back the exact same folders/files and all the Padlocks are gone.

I guess maybe those GHOST images were created outside of Windows using GHOST 2003 USB DOS mode and Windows 7 couldn't determine who is the owner/creator, lol.
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