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Windows 7: Folder lock nightmare

13 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Folder lock nightmare

During sunday i noticed some folders were starting to get locked so i messed around with permissions and security settings wich was not a good idea. Eventually all of my folders became write protected and locked due to me unchecking certain options, i was also unable to install even the most simple things, java, browsers and so on because i kept getting access denied.

I did try a bunch of solutions such as resetting permissions and security in promt, or simply taking ownership of all folders and such but nothing worked so i decided to reinstall windows 7 64bit.

Its working fine now and i noticed there is no longer an option to lock folders wich means it has to be a windows update wich i would like to avoid at all cost.

If anyone could tell me wich update that adds this feature ?

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14 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Are you talking about the little "padlock" icon?
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14 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit

yes i am, but im still getting it i dont think it causes any problems i can move and overwrite the files.

the padlock icon is on my named user folder and a few other files.

i havent touched the settings this is a clean install, and im logged in as administrator.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

The padlock means its not shared, private only you have access.
Padlock Overlay? It means something!
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