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Windows 7: Shortcut overlay problem

01 Nov 2009   #1

win7 x32
Shortcut overlay problem

i have a Shortcut overlay problem.when i started mi pc and logged in to my account some of my desktop shortcut icons have changed their overlay icon from arrow to a lock

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01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

The lock refers to the sharing permissions. Right-click on it, select Properties, go to the Sharing tab, and see if all the settings are what you want them to be.
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01 Nov 2009   #3

win7 x32

when i right-click the shortcut and select properties there is no sharing tab,i tried to search in the registry i didnt find anything,when i tried to change the icon of the shortcut i remarced that when selecting properties the icon shown at the properties tab is good,so something else changes the icons but not all of them what could it be
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01 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

The lock icon means not all users can access the folder. It may not be the current user but another user set on the computer.

In order to remove the lock icon, we can add "Authenticated Users" or "Everyone" to Security tab:

1. Right click on the folder, choose Properties.
2. On Security tab, click Edit --- Add, input "Everyone" or "Authenticated Users" to the list. Give it Full Control permission and click OK.

The AVG folder should be in C:\program files\AVG Technologies
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01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

You shouldn't be having to make changes to the permissions on a shortcut. This signals some deeper issue somewhere.
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02 Nov 2009   #6

win7 x32

thanks everibody for their posts but really if somebody could tell me wich program in win7 is making this because the programs i install i want them to be accesible by everyone using the pc so if i could i would want to shut down the program causing this if possible

i'm the administrator user
the other people are my parents and my sister and i'm the only one capable of managing the pc by meaning installing programs & stuff like that
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