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Windows 7: How to remove lock icon over my folder

27 May 2011   #11
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Using the Sharing tab's Share button causes the folder's permissions entries to no longer be inherited from the parent. This causes the lock icon to show up when sharing is cancelled, because inheritance is not restored.

To fix, after unsharing:
Right click ->
Properties ->
Security ->
Advanced ->
Change Permissions ->
Check "Include inheritable permissions..." ->
Apply ->
then remove all the non-inherited entries

This restores the folder's permissions to the way they were before sharing occurred, and the lock icon is no longer shown.

If instead one has shared using the Sharing tab's Advanced Sharing, the inheritance is not broken, and all is well.


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05 Feb 2012   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stuart CDS View Post
Using the Sharing tab's Share button causes the folder's permissions entries to no longer be inherited from the parent. This causes the lock icon to show up when sharing is cancelled, because inheritance is not restored.

To fix, after unsharing:
Right click ->
Properties ->
Security ->
Advanced ->
Change Permissions ->
Check "Include inheritable permissions..." ->
Apply ->
then remove all the non-inherited entries

This restores the folder's permissions to the way they were before sharing occurred, and the lock icon is no longer shown.
EXCELLENT!!!

Worked perfectly to unlock just a few folders in a sub-folder of 600, which for some reason had the lock folder on them.
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06 Feb 2012   #13
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

@dsperber: Glad I could help.
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26 Jan 2015   #14
nikev216

WIN-7 x64 bit SP1
 
 

many thanks, only 3 years later!
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24 Mar 2015   #15
Spyros78

win 7 64bit
 
 
BIG ty !!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hornbyOO View Post
I got rid of the locks by adding "Authenticated Users" to the security permissions on the directories
I applied this solution on many non-shared folders which had lock on and it vanished like smoke !! ty for your solution "hornbyOO"
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24 Mar 2015   #16
Larryla

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, @johngalt I wanted to say that itís wonderful to know that somebody else also mentioned this as I had trouble finding the same information elsewhere.
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13 Aug 2015   #17
honeyhanish

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

One Doubt
How n why on the first place these lock appears?
as earlier all such folders have been shared since long but how did it come up suddenly
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