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Windows 7: Restore folder default folder access settings

03 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Restore folder default folder access settings

Guys I made big mess.

My brother asked me if he could use my laptop when I'm away. I set him guest account, went to D drive, right click than properties, security, and sett deny ticks on the wrong profile - mine. Then I tickes that I'm the owner and everything is fine but a padlock symbol appeared on various folders on D drive. There is no more list of users when I go on properties.settings except administrator. I tried to system restore, but still the same..

Pls give me an advice how to restore everything to default!

thanks in advancr

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03 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Do a System Restore to before you made these changes. See Option Two here: To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options
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04 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 32bit

thanks for the reply, but still the same. Again padlocks appears even when I create ne folder..
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04 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Were you able to do a System Restore? I think you are indicating yes but I'm not sure.
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