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Windows 7: Share folder once, unshare it, now it has a lock icon?

03 Nov 2009   #1
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Share folder once, unshare it, now it has a lock icon?

So, I share a folder once. By adding "everyone" to the list of "people to share with." Then, I unshare it. All of a sudden it has a "lock icon" on it that I can't get rid of.

Why?


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03 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

AFAIK, the lock icon is just Windows's way of saying "this file isn't shared with anyone".
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03 Nov 2009   #3
The111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But why don't all my other folder have the icon then? I hate how folders I've shared and unshared now stick out like a sore thumb.
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27 May 2011   #4
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

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