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Why some Windows folder have a lock and how can I disable it

We have noticed that a series of folders within our Windows 7 OS, has a "lock" on its names and most of them doesn't permit us to access it.  However, under c:\users\Username, the folders "Desktop", "AppData" does permit us.




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xmlmagicianCommented:
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
read it but no real help, can you give more straight-forward steps to delete the locks?
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xmlmagicianCommented:
you need to have the correct admin rights and from the sounds of it you might not have them
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dkumar82Commented:
I think XML... has sent a nice link

In short - You'll need to take ownership of those folders again, and make sure you have complete admin rights.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood.  But like I stated above, some files with the lock let's me access it, the other (which are the majority doesn't).

I checked the access and the user does has access and the ownership is the same user and yet I can;t access it.

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dkumar82Commented:
Refer :
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/e8347f6f-e835-42e1-8509-eee38f83bb05/

From abovementioned site----Solution
1) Right-click the folder or drive that has a lock icon and select "Properties".

2) Click on the "Security" tab, then select "Edit..." to change permissions. Click "Add.."

3) In the text field for "Object Name", enter in "Users" (without quotations). Hit "OK".

4) "Apply", "OK", and voila, the padlock next to the icons should be gone.
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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/folders-have-lock-symbol-dont-want-any-locks/f82a3e5e-5164-4dc2-9ec5-3e97ce7606d9
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx all
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
thanx
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