Annoyance - Win 7 locks some of the folders, is the anyway to unlock them

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RogerI, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    My computer is used by members of the family under one single account.
    Lately found some folders, in particular, the user folder is locked.
    I found from the web, a program named "lock hunter", can it solve my problem.
    If not, any alternative, please.
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #2 PhaseDoubt, Apr 9, 2012
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    If you're referring to the little padlock attached to the folder, it's always been a security issue for me related to users being allowed access to the folder.

    I clear my problems on the "Security" tab under folder "Properties". I have three users on all our computers: me, wife and a generic user. When all three users are afforded rights, the padlock goes away. Sometimes for reasons I cannot figure out (and gave up on trying to) Windows adds users with cryptic names on the "Security" tab only. Those I had to delete. If a user is afforded rights and then that user is deleted, Windows reassigns that user a cryptic name under "Security". But that's not happening so where they come from I got no idea I just remove them.
     
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  4. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    Hi PhaseDoubt & Tito

    thx for the response and advise.
    Shall try it out.

    :biggrin: