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Windows 7: lock icon next to my user name??

14 Jun 2010   #11
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Nothing is encrypted here - look in the advanced properties, the encrypted check box for my User folder is unchecked; there is no encryption. These files can be opened by any OS.

now they are not, but if u look in the first pic you can see there was a lock and how when i transfer a file over to another partition it had a lock. ive since fixed the problem. and yes my question would also be how are they getting encrypted in the beginning.


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14 Jun 2010   #12
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Either way, the lock signifies read only - encryption isn't on, as the check box isn't enabled. You must have broken permissions and ACL's some how.
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14 Jun 2010   #13
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

notice how now there is no lock under my user name, so i believe the problem is fixed. thats why i posted original questions thanks all for helping.


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14 Jun 2010   #14
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Possibly, but that doesn't look right.
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14 Jun 2010   #15
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Either way, the lock signifies read only - encryption isn't on, as the check box isn't enabled. You must have broken permissions and ACL's some how.

yea i dont understand it, how it became a read only file, the problem was a major one back when this happen like a month ago, image all your files lost. anyhow thanks again
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15 Jun 2010   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The lock icon in Windows Explorer means only you (or Administrator users) have access. It does not mean your files are encrypted. Encrypted files get a different font color (blue) not a lock icon.
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