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I did a CD burn which failed, now the files all have a padlock next to them. After googling around everybody thinks that it is to do with ownership, but I am definately the owner, any ideas? (As far as I can tell all the files were successfully written a second time and the temp ones have been deleted, though...). I can delete them and write to them so it seems the padlock doesn't mean much anyway.
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A folder with the lock icon on it means that the Users group doesn't even have read access to that folder.  You need to modify permissions on the folder so that Users can have "read" or better permission.  See this page:

http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

Another page about the problem:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17117/remove-the-lock-icon-from-a-folder-in-windows-7/
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