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Windows 7: Folder locks showing after power outage and a repait cycle

16 Sep 2019   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Folder locks showing after power outage and a repait cycle

I had a power failure during a disk clone operation.
The source disk should be ok but it has difficulties.
After the power out, A Win7 repair procedure began as one of those long file repairs which
shows (trying to remember) a Security fix for virtually all files that scrolls by very quickly.
Ok, eventually it got finished. One bootup was ok and I looked at the folder list.
The folders all had lock symbols on them. After that inital boot, I have just the
repair screen again.

I loaded my repair disk and ran a few things.
I ran bootrec fix mbr and fix boot which usally takes care of these things.

Right Now I'm locked out of it. What commands release file folders in such an instance?
It looks related to the Security 'rewrite' operation of repair. The disk is pretty big
with data and I don't want to lose it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2019   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I have inspected for errors recorded.

On the repair Disk it showed two volumes. One empty and the other seemed the right size.

Selecting either failed.

The Error on the repair disk reports

Partition Table Repair Failed Error Code 0x490

Trying to boot the disk, that Black Selection screen to pick my Disk Repair (from previos)
shows 2 options which are identical. Neither loads. I'm stumped. That error screen gives the 0xc000000

So a partition problem looks likely but I don't have an image backup. I usually do a clone of the whole drive. And the power failure occured.

I've loaded that disk as drive E and the data looks to be ok.

I may have to wipe that failed backup.

I have a number of machines. We are talking here about one that has one HD that boots.
That is retrieved from another build. It is too small to take my saved data as 1 TB.

The two problem drives are 2TB. Worst case is I have to reformat the target drive from during the
power out. What a mess.

So the problem which might be fixable is the HD with Partiton Table Repair showing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2019   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well after lots of reboots and such, the security lock folder icons have gone away.
But I still have a problem with a folder on a 'desktop' folder on the D: drive which says inaccessible.
Other folders on this area do not have the error. Is there a command in Admin or disk
management to fix this? I have checked Folder options and "show hidden folders" is selected.
Selecting it shows folder cannot be accessed.

Could this be a physical error since the HD had a power outage during a clone routine?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Sep 2019   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Going forward, if power outages happen just a little too often, consider a quality UPS, leaving the monitor and printer plugged in elsewhere, that would give you 20-30 minutes grace time to properly shutdown.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2019   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Not to belabor it but I've usually had enough backup to cover a power problem. It was my bad:
I plugged a vacuum cleaner into a power strip with the PC. File recovery continues as best I can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2019   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Marked solved.

Another site had some quick tips about adjusting the User Account Control (UAC) setting in Win7
slider down to zero. I did that, then renamed the problem folder to a test name and opened it with the Everything program from voidtools (free.)

At that point I could not drag and drop, but could copy and paste from D: to my active and undamaged
boot drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Folder locks showing after power outage and a repait cycle

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