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Windows 7: Security-locks on all files!

20 Sep 2009   #1
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Security-locks on all files!

On my 2nd HDD all files symbols have security locks.

This happened after resetting the NTFS-warranties.

Now I can access all files, but the lock symbols bother me.


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20 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Take ownership of the entire drive ( may take a while ) and the lock symbols should disappear..
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20 Sep 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

can you perhaps post a screenshot of some folders with locked symbols?
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20 Sep 2009   #4
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I already took ownership of it but it didn't help.

Screenshot is attached.


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20 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

reseting the NTFS warranties? could you elaborate a bit? Im being dense today

'thanks ken
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20 Sep 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
I already took ownership of it but it didn't help.

Screenshot is attached.
can you right click any of the locked file and go to properties, there you may find any unlock button.
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20 Sep 2009   #7
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

After taking ownership I set permissions for the whole drive and check to inherit that behaviour to all other folders.
That however was wrong.

I checked off the inherited permission, deleted it and added a new one (everyone, full access) to every folder in the root and now the security-locks are gone.

Thanks for your help though.
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20 Sep 2009   #8
unknown00

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
After taking ownership I set permissions for the whole drive and check to inherit that behaviour to all other folders.
That however was wrong.

I checked off the inherited permission, deleted it and added a new one (everyone, full access) to every folder in the root and now the security-locks are gone.

Thanks for your help though.
i don't really understand your solution, can you be a little moer specific on how you fixed it? cause i have the same problem
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20 Sep 2009   #9
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

An easy way that usually works to fix this problem is to use the tutorial below to take ownership. It allows you to easily add/remove "take ownership" items to the explorer right click context menu:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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