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Windows 7: How to unlock a template file?

07 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
How to unlock a template file?

I've installed a 32-bit Metastock program in my 64-bit Windows 7. The program uses lots of templates and I imported them from a 32-bit Windows XP system. They work well but when I create a new template in Windows 7 the icon for that template has a golden lock attached to it. I can delete the template but I can't copy it, edit it, or replace another template with it.

There are several posts in this Forum but I couldn't determine if they were talking about the same problem I have and I really didn't understand the fixes recommended. Looks like Microsoft has created a clever but obscure procedure that's hard to change.

Anyway, any help you can give will be appreciated.

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07 Jun 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

See if taking ownership will work Take Ownership Shortcut
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07 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

I installed and ran the Take Ownership program and I'm the owner of the template in question. However, it was still locked. Next I ran the program in Administrator mode and that unlocked the template. However, several customfunctions, i.e. those I wrote, used it the template disappeared and weren't available. I next ran it in Windows XP compatibility mode with the same results. The template was unlocked but the some of the custom functions weren't available. Don't know what to do about this.
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07 Jun 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You might want to see if the program version is compatible with Win 7 X64.
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08 Jul 2011   #5

32 bit

The problem I think you are facing right now is that your template is not fully compatible with your OS. So that's why you having the problem while making changes and editing in it. . It would be better for you to first go through the requirement of the template. Then save the settings of the template then you do not face such kind of problem. i have the similar problem when i am trying to installing the website templates in my system. Its not working due to the compatibility problem. So I think you are facing the same problem.

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