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Solved: Help me to restore locked folder

Q: Solved: Help me to restore locked folder

Hi
I have a big problem here , I want to restore my data from a locked windows account folder located in C:\Documents and Settings\ I get access denied msg when I tried to access
please help me to restore my files..

A: Solved: Help me to restore locked folder

Hello Mhrlive. Your problem seems to be caused due to access permission problems. Please read the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article and perform the troubleshooting instructions suggested to resolve the problem.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

Let us know if it helps or not. Good Luck.

-- Goku

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I am currently copying about 250Gb of files from an external disc to a folder called Recovery on my C internal drive.

After copying about 100gb taking about 21 hours the folder displays just turned off on the screen and the copying stopped.

The problem is the file called Recovery has locked itself somehow and I can't access it.

When I click on the file name it opens a window showing one folder with a string of numbers and letter as a name and within that there arre two files called boot.sdi and winre.wim.

Can you please advise how I can get into this folder?

Thanks.

Windows 7 Home premium
 

A:Solved: Folder locked itself

Sorry to reply myself but I have to apologise profusely to you all, I was looking in the wrong folder - all is actually well.

Once again, sorry to waste your time.
 

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Hi, TSF. I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Laptop. Anyways, I just had some files transfered over from an old computer whose harddrive has died. The files were fine, full integrity, etc. Anyways, I began moving one of the folders to a location in my computer when I realized I was moving it to the wrong place. So I cancelled the operation. However, things got stuck trying to cancel. About a minute later, it looked like the operation had cancelled, but the folder was moved to the location anyways! The original location no longer contained the folder.

Here's the problem. Not all of the contents in that folder transferred over. Those that didn't, they seemed to have disappeared now. An additional problem - I can't access things in the folder that was moved, and I can't move the folder, either. I have shutting down and restarting my computer, but the issue persists. It's like it's still trying to either copy over those ghost files or undo the cut.

Any ideas on how to solve the issue? Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Folder has become locked down, or something?

Download Unlocker 1.9.0 - FileHippo.com , this will help you delete it, do you still have access to the dead hdd to get the data back?

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as i said in the title I locked my self out of my folder and now i cant delete it
by going to a folders properties and then security i clicked advanced and played around until now i removed "full control" from my user(i am the adminstrator) and there is no way to delete that file
i even logged in safe mode and as adminstrator and still when i try to delete it it says I DONT HAVE PREMISSION
i REALLY need to delete that folder
not even the command windows (that looks like dos ) can do it!!!

Please help
thnx in advance

A:[SOLVED] I locked my self out of my folder

lol?why do you need to delete that folder o.o. Idk if we can even help you, I'll see if a mod has to say about this and if he says its alright ill try and help.

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A few months back I compressed almost all my folders in C:\ drive to save hard disk space. My music folder got compressed too (the song name texts changed into blue color). Now the problem is whenever I add new songs to that folder the new song titles do not change into blue (they remain in the normal black colored font) but I can not play them anymore. As soon as I try to play them in Winamp, it shows 'End of Playback' message.
The folder properties show it to be 'Read only'. When I try to un-check the read only box (apply to this folder and all sub folders) it gives an error message: 'Error Applying Attributes - An error occurred applying attributes to the file C:\Lime\Rock\Sweet Child of Mine.mp3. Access is Denied' And then this error message keeps repeating for every song name in that folder.
What do I do?
 

A:Solved: Folder Locked in Read Only Mode

from a post made by Frank4d
Try this from a command prompt: compact /u /s:c:\ /i

It uncompresses all files in all folders. Or if you only want to uncompress files in certain folders: compact /u /s:c:\somefolder /i

somefolder would be the folder you want uncompressed.
 

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I probably did a dump thing (only the 100,000th in my lifetime!). I backed up my working folders on my XP desktop into a zip file where the options were set to save the relative path of each file. I then extracted the backup zip file to my Win 7 laptop, not remembering that Win 7's folder structure is different than XP's. So I wound up with a new folder on the laptop "Documents and Settings", with all the stuff that was under it. So I was going to open it, move the files from (XP's) My Documents to (Win 7's) Documents. . . but there's just a weeeeeee problem: The Documents and Settings folder is LOCKED!!

I have gone to the Security tab under properties and changed the permissions to allow EVERYONE full access, and it still denies me access. I downloaded Unlocker, but it doesn't show up in the menu when I right click the folder, so I have no idea what it's good for/how to use it. I can't delete it because that's not a choice on the menu when you right-click it.

BTW, yesterday it had a padlock icon overlay on it. Today it has a shortcut arrow. I also have no idea why it's showing as a shortcut.

How the he** do I get access to this folder??
 

A:Solved: Folder locked; cannot change permissions

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I just did a non-destructive restore on my system, and I am trying to retrieve the files from the 'my old disk structure' folder. But, the 'my documents' folder is set to private, and now I can't access the folder. I was wondering if there is any way I can get around this, or can I basically kiss those files goodbye?
 

A:Solved: I restored my system, but am locked out of 'my documents' folder

Welcome.

If you follow this link it will tell you how to get access again.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Hi hoping someone could help me with something.

I noticed my laptop being slow and so I checked the active processes. Found an unknown process dllhost.exe using a massive portion of CPU. A friend of mine managed to locate file and alter it so that it was restricted to only the admin of the machine (me), along with another file below it (dllhst3g) – was worried that this was some sort of infection that went unnoticed by my antivirus software which at the time was Stop Sign. Since locking files computer worked faster but have been unable to scan computer for infections as Stop Sign couldn’t be update for unknown reason.
Since then have been infected with virus which stopped me getting to cmd tool, task manager and changed desktop background. Started laptop in Safe Mode with networking, got a copy of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which managed to find the problem and delete it. Then was advised to use Avast anti-virus and had no problems since.
My main problem is that the 2 files are still locked off and I am wondering how important those processes are?
Also, my primary concern is the sudden inability to perform administrator tasks. I am the only user on my laptop and am an administrator according to profile on Control Panel, but when trying to perform Microsoft Windows Update receive pop-up message saying:

You need to provide administrator permission

To complete this task, you need to log in as an
administrator or ask an administrator to complete the
task for you.

One o... Read more

A:Solved: Locked files in System32 Folder and no longer have admin rights

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in a failed attempt to change my default folder icons, this happened :

sadly, everytime i double click on any folder, it opens as "Search"..
so i added explore and set it as default BUT it keeps opening a new window everytime i double-click on a new folder within the folder..
i checked the folder options and check-ed "open folder within the same folder" but it didnt work...


what do i do to revert this stupid mistake???

A:[SOLVED] How To Restore Default Folder Options?

Hello and welcome to TSF

Click Start => Run, copy and paste the below line into the run box:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

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I had a PC with a Pentium 4 processor running at 2.53 GHz. It was loaded with Windows XP SP 2, I think, possibly SP 3. This was an older PC that had developed stability problems. The last thing that happened was it developed a corrupted system file. I was not able to do a repair.

Before the corruption I was contemplating putting a new PC together. Because of the issue I put the new system together. The old PC had a SATA drive in it. I put this old SATA drive in the new PC in the second position and had a new SATA drive for the primary drive. I now want to access my user files on the old drive, specifically my documents folder. On the old PC that user was password-protected. So now when I try to access that user from the old PC I get an “access is denied” message.

How do I get access to the user files on the drive from the old PC? The current machine is loaded with Windows XP, SP 3.
 

A:Solved: How do I restore access to a previous user folder?

You need to Take Ownership of the File or Folder
 

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I just completed a system restore on my eMachines computer. I have Windows XP. Now, I had one folder that I backed up, but now everytime I try to enter it, it says Access Denied. I did hide this folder on my hard drive before, but all of my other hidden folders that I backed up work fine. I would really appreciate it if somebody could tell me how to gain access to this folder, I have very important information in it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Access Denied Into Folder, Just Completed System Restore

You will have to "take ownership" of it, basically following the instructions in the article below.

However it appears they fail to mention that in Windows XP Home, to have access to the "security" tab, you must boot up in Safe Mode.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

see also:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
 

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Heya everyone.

I have a second hard drive in my desktop stored for media stuff ( three folders, pictures, music and videos).
I had a folder that I wanted to move from my portable hard drive to my desktop media hard drive so I used the cut paste command (crtl+x, ctrl v) to put it in there but after it was finished, my videos folder was deleted. I don't remember getting a warning message about the deletion or any pop ups. The folder from my portable hard drive has moved successfully but now my videos folder is gone and I even can see that it made more room for my media storage now.

There is no previous version when I go into my second hard drive properties. How can I recover my videos folder back or get back to the last state?
Thanks for reading
 

A:Solved: Restore second hard drive to previous state or recover deleted folder from it

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I've been having problems with my daughter's computer ever since I upgraded to Windows 10.  I actually had to do a factory restore back to Windows 8.  After this problem I made a point to create a restore point every so often.  The computer now will not boot - keep getting "There was an error during start up" to the blue screen.  I went to restore and it said there was no restore points (where did they go when I made a point to create them??!!).  I ran the hp diagnostic (it worked for a brief moment) and got 069JLW-7AC849-PXP96K-60WT03 system:  J4W33AA#ABA So I went to do a complete a restore and now it lockup at 44%.  Do I kill the power?  Leave it?  Throw it out a window?  I've never had so much drama from a computer.   Please note that my other daughter has the same exact computer (I bought 2 at the same time) and not one issue, even after going to windows 10.

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I need to delete this folder but I get a message saying I do not have permissions. When I get to the properties tab all the selections are grayed out. Need help because right now I am lost. Thank you in advance for your reply.
 

A:Locked Out Of My Own Folder

I downloaded a freeware that let me change and update system-wide permissions. The program is called takeownershippro
 

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There is a small lock next to one of my folders. I have searched high and low (and left and right) and I can not find any info. about it. I went through the list of folder options but no mention of it. Does anyone know about it? How did it get there and how can I get rid of it?

A:Locked Folder?

The Lock shows up if the actual user has no rights/only limited rights to the folder in question.
What's that folder we're talking about ?

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Hello.
Thanks for telling me that I bypassed the MS EULA. I then brought another retail copy of windows xp from my computer store I used Gparted included with the http://ubuntu.com live cd. I created a new Partition. One for data and one for windows. I took space from the data which also had my data. I reinstalled windows xp and went to my most important file to make some shortcuts to it but when I try to access it says access denided contact your system administrator.
What should I do to get in this folder. I really need to get into this folder because it has all of my game saves, a lot of my programming and a lot of the appliations I need to program.
 

A:Im locked out of my folder in my pc

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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Hello guys! I'm having a very big problem accessing my files. I followed the steps on how to remove the lock icon on a folder from this thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/882153-solved-folder-lock-icon.html and it was great. The lock icon was indeed removed but, I still can't access the files inside the folder. It gives me an error message like this.

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Please help me guys. All of my office reports was inside that folder.

Thanks in advance and more power!
 

A:Locked folder

Try disabling the UAC.

How to take ownership of files and folders in Windows 7

Or, Unlocker.
 

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I downloaded a movie tried to convert it to disc to play on tv, found the movie to long for one dvd, so tried to split it, that failed after a couple of attempts, I ended up with aload of vob files in my music folder. When I tried to delete these I found that I couldn't open the folder. I have tried two uninstall programs, they failed to open the folder then froze, I finally tried the search option, found the files, there were over one thousand files, I resigned myself to deleting them one by one, but after deleting half a doz. twice, that froze also. Can anyone please help?
 

A:locked folder

Open a command window and type: del folder\*.*

When prompted press y to confirm.
 

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I need to make a "Vault" in my computer where I can store important info I don't want snooping friends to find. My friends have a horrible tendency of just going through my files when they get bored and sometimes they stumble upon a password or account #. I need these inside a locked folder with a password on it. Is that possible in Windows XP 64bit?

A:Locked Folder

google for microsoft private folder 1.0 this will do exactly what you want and its easy to set up.

for even more security you can also do this with truecrypt, create an encrypted container (much like a folder) all you have to do is mount the container and then drop your files inside,,, and if you don't have the password you can't read the contents of the container. truecrypt is real easy to set up, too.

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hello everyone

I am a newbie to this site.......so ....i hope you can all help with this nasty little problem....

my daughters laptop has a 120 GByte hard drive which is full...or at least, the preferences reports that its full ! so on further investigation it turns out that a folder called Users is reporting that it is 120 Gbyte big....which is impossible....i have copied the content to a memory stick so i can delete the file/folder and then start again ........i cant delte the file/folder.....i have changed permissions and even tried in CMD to rmdir to no avail....so how can i get rid of this file ? and if anyone has come accross this before how come the file is reporting its 120 Gbytes big?

in anticipation ...Thnk you all

A:locked folder

Hi,Where is the Users folder located?If the folder is at C:\Users then its legit.The users folder is used by windows to stores the settings, files, etc for every user created on the machine, inside this folder you should see sub-folders corresponding to each user.If you want to free some space, download TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer save the file to the Desktop- save your work and close all the programs- start TFC and let it runNote: When TFC is running you may lose the desktop and icons, but they will return on reboot.

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Found locked folder in my (acre) laptop library with my name on it
I never have locked any file, folder of any kind
Does the system create file or can this only be done by another user?
 

A:Locked folder

Hi L3xi73

I have deleted your duplicate posts. Please only post one thread for an issue.
Thank you.

To help us, help you, please provide us with your system information. What operating system are you using?
 

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Long story, short...

Hard-drive failing. Bought SATA to USB adapater. Using another Windows 7 laptop to try to retrieve data from drive.
Able to see C:\ directory but when I try to access users\Joey\ it isn't letting me in.
"You don't currently have permission to access this folder, to get permission, click continue"

Click continue. Then it wastes my time indexing and tells me to do some voodoo via the security tab which I've tried. I've tried taking ownership of the folder but it's not working.

I was thinking to boot another OS from USB flash drive and maybe it may work but no idea which one or where to start with.

PLEASE can you help me? I've lost everything and I just need one folder in particular

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Hi,
I was attempting to find a way to have my family of 5, be able to each have their own individual accounts (as admins) but made so they couldnt access each others files in the C drive.
So I decided to mess with the security settings tab under properties of the users folder, and I edited permissions for the adminstrators which i thought would cover everybody else using the computer.
Well, for the first two tries I edited the admins and unchecked the Allow Checkboxes for full control, modify, read etc. That was all I did.
But for the third account I tried unchecking the allow and then clicking all the deny checkboxes.

Now my problem is that I can even access it as the user of the profile because he is an admin as well.
The other method where i didnt click deny, works fine and keeps other people out and lets you in. even though it gave me a system warning of consistency...

But now i cant even undo what i just did because i basically have no power whatsoever to change the security settings or delete the profile.

We just got this computer so its not a huge loss to make a new one, but it will be annoying to have the old folder always there in the c drive.

Anyone know of any way to fix this or get beyond the blockage ive made?

A:Locked out of a user folder

Hello Edge of Anduril, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you changed the permissions to undo them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I found a suspicious file in my C: root folder. It has a bunch of random looking number and letters and I do not have permissions to delete the folder or view it even though I am the Administrator. I ran a full system scan with Norton, which I pay for and keep up-to-date with latest updates, but the scan only removed tracking cookies after about an hour long full system scan. I do not remember that file being there, I have no idea why it is there, I'm afraid it is some type of malware.

Please help.
 

A:Suspicious LOCKED folder in my C:

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i recently reinstalled windows 10 and when I went to open my videos file on my external WD mybook and it would not open I guess I got connect to my previous network I had via Linksys before I reinstalled from scratch so anyone who can help my id appreciate it ill post pics below to show the issues

A:folder is locked how do i unlock it

Quote from: metroid24 on Today at 08:47:07 PMi recently reinstalled windows 10 and when I went to open my videos file on my external WD mybook and it would not open I guess I got connect to my previous network I had via Linksys before I reinstalled from scratch so anyone who can help my id appreciate it ill post pics below to show the issues

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I just had a crash on my Desktop computer and planning to analyze the dumps but to my surprise the minidump folder is locked and the minidump files inside it cannot be copied to a different folder. I can go into the Security permissions of each file and add my administrator account there and fix the copy problem but my concern here is why was it suddenly locked?

I have other computers here in my environment and their minidump folder are not locked at all. So what causes it to be locked? We all have the same settings in our antivirus program.

Please help. Thanks.

A:Minidump folder locked

Check for malware/viruses.

To start, run your anti-virus scans.
Download and run Malware Bytes Anti Malware free.

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I'm not able to access my "System Volume Information" & "Documents and Settings" folders, and sub folders.
I get a message..."Access Denied".
 
Both show a small padlock next to the main folder in Windows Explorer.
 
I've tried to gain access with "Properties/ Sharing" & "Advanced Sharing" but it always says "can't be unlocked".
 
There was a process in Windows XP that included using a file.."cacls.exe" and editing the registry, but that doesn't work with Win-7.
 
I do have "Show hidden files" enabled.

A:Unlocking a locked folder

That is normal. Documents and Settings is now Users. The Documents and Settings folder is there for backward compatibility with XP. It is a Junction Point. You can still access though. See this page.  Is there some reason  you need to access System Volume Information?  That folder is different than XP as Windows 7 uses Shadow Copies.
 
If you want to access it then follow these steps.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3985 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1800 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290919 MB, Free - 221399 MB; G: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 38812 MB;
Motherboard: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1, Type2 - Board Product Name1
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Recently bought a new computer from officeworks.
After loading all the programs, I discovered that C:\users\officeworks folder is set as the default folder for MS office. If I try to save in a diff location, the computer displays a msg. “You are not allowed to save at this location you need adm permission. Do you want to save at another location Yes/No"
No takes me back to the save window. Yes saves the doc in officeworks folder. I am operaating as the administrator. The staff at officeworks tells me they will have to reformat the drive to remove this lock. Is there a work around?
Thanks, John
 

A:defaullt folder locked

First of all I would make my self a NEW user account that is a member of the Admin group. Log out of your "Officeworks" account and log into the new one.
Once it is set up by logging into it, then try and install your software.
If you have saved any data in the default folder move it to the new account. When you are sure that you have 1,000% of you data out of the old account, you can delete the account and files from the control panel.
 

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I'm not able to access my "System Volume Information" & "Documents and Settings" folders, and sub folders.
I get a message..."Access Denied".

Both show a small padlock next to the main folder in Windows Explorer.

I've tried to gain access with "Properties/ Sharing" & "Advanced Sharing" but it always says "can't be unlocked".

There was a process in Windows XP that included using a file.."cacls.exe" and editing the registry, but that doesn't work with Win-7.
I do have "show hidden files" enabled.


 

A:Unlocking a locked folder

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Hello all, first post here as I've spent months researching this in my spare time and have exhausted my patience on trying to figure this out on my own, so I very much appreciate any assistance I can get!

So as to not try and write a novel here I'm going to give as brief of a description as I can while still giving enough info.

Situation:

I have a desktop with the C: drive being most of my day to day items, and the E: drive being a TB drive that stores my music, movies, pictures, etc. A few years ago when I first started dating my now wife, I had decided since she would use this computer from time to time it would be smart of me to lock one of the folders with pictures of ex's (the kind that would get me into trouble with a new g/f if you catch my drift) and basically forgot about it. Fast forward to today, and we are happily married, and as I was going through that TB drive I came across the folder. I decided I wanted to delete it, as well as take one last look just in case there was anything else in there I might still want to keep. That's when I came across the issue of not having the privileges to open/close/copy/delete this folder.

I am the administrator on the computer, I've tried taking ownership of the folder using a variety of techniques including going to command prompt and using: takeown/F E:\media\specials\Misc. << the root of the folder in question, all to no avail. When I tried the takeown command I get "Error: the system cannot find the file ... Read more

A:Locked myself out of a folder: You do not have permission...

If you want to delete the files or move them to another folder use a Linux boot disc. The folder permissions won't be an issue.

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So I was trying to get the files on my my specific account locked from all the others accounts on my home computer and I followed these instructions that I found on the web:

1.) Using an Administrator account, navigate to C:\Users and right-click on the "User A' folder. Select "Properties."
2.) In the "User A Properties" window that appears, click the "Security" tab.
3.) Click the "Edit..." button to change permissions.
4.) In the "Permissions for User B" window that appears, under "Group or User Names," select User B
5.) Under "Permissions for User B" check the box under the "Deny" column for the Full Control" row. Ensure that the "Deny" box is automatically checked for all the other rows and then click OK.

After following these instructions, I discovered to my horror that I hadn't selected an owner for the folder I was protecting, and now that it is locked and the files are secure, I can't even access them and I am unsure of how if I can reverse this process. I cannot access the internet through browsers on that specific account that I intended to view my C: User files with, although my internet connection is fine and I am able to access internet through the others accounts.
forgive my stupidity and any and all help is appreciated

A:I locked myself out of my own (C:) folder through stupidity

You can try doing a System Restore to before you made these changes.

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New computer with win 7 home premium.
1.I get BSOD every other day
2. windows desktop manager " stops working" and restarts several times every day.
3. windows shuts down every other day

The comptuer is not a brand name... it was a put together one from a reliable shop in the sydney CBD. I don't believe the shop is dodgy

I notice, that to solve these problems, that the dump files are a help
However the folder with the files in it have a padlock on it and i am unable to upload the individual files.
As far as i know I am operating as the Administrator, so how do i get rid of the pad lock? So i can then try and solve the problems listed above?
No other folder on the computer has a padlock on it! just the one i need.. Doh!

A:DMP folder locked and BSOD etc etc

I've managed to get access to the dump files now.
Here is a link to a screen capture of most of the info
Could someone please have a look and give me an idea of whats going on?
Gregs minidump log - grego99's library
Please note that not only do i get the BSOD every other day but i also get win7 explorer stopping and win 7 shutting down from time to time

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after they reformat my pc they locked my personal folder. is there a way I can know the administrator password? I can't access my folder. help please. they wont tell me.

A:Help please the IT guys locked my folder

Why won't they tell you, are you in dispute with them or something?

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I have a folder on an external hard drive that is locked by wmpnetwk.exe. I cannot unlock it with Lock Hunter as "The processes are still locking it". I have searched for an answer and the only advice I can find is "Don't' delete wmpnetwk.exe as it is required by the OS. I now can't add any new sub folders or rename or delete existing ones. Bit of a pain as this is my main image storage folder.
Any ideas please?
I have gone down the folder permissions route and that shows full access. I keep getting an error message saying that I need the permission from John-PC/John but I am logged in as that with full admin rights!

A:Folder locked by wmpnetwk.exe

See here: wmpnetwk.exe - What is wmpnetwk.exe?

You could try disabling Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to see if that frees it up. You can leave it disabled unless you share your WMP library across the network with other computers. I have it disabled on my Win 7 Pro X64 system.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and i have a question.

I recently purchased a new pc with an SSD for windows and a normal HDD for everything else, While trying to move the documents and desktop folders from the SSD to the HDD (using Properties- Location - move) I messed up and moved the Desktop on to the user folder, and I can not unchange it. But now when I try to move the user folder it won't let me, and I can not move the desktop back to its location even when I restore the folder, any suggestions?

P.S if you have anymore questions about my problem just ask, and I'll try to respond ASAP.

Thanks in advance!

A:Move a locked folder?

try system restore..
start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore, show dates older than 5 days (or something like that)

good luck

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I've been experienceing crashes with my computer for a while and have been ziping my minidump files and putting them on a fourm but now the minidump file has a lock icon on it. It also wont let me zip the dump files anymore. I tried changing the permissions of the users but when ever i change anything from alow or deny it says access denied.

thanks for your help in advance.

A:locked minidump folder

GO into the folder, look for the dump you need, select copy then copy it into the desktop, and click continue

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Here is the problem...

Recently my computer went on the fritz, and I found out my hard drive had possibly been scratched because it would only partially boot Windows. I have since bought an new drive and reinstalled windows, but now would like to get files that I had on the old drive on to the new one.
**I know that if the drive is scratched more than I am thinking, there is not really any hope**
I have put the old drive in an external case for possible access to the files, and I can open everything but the folder that my administrative account is in (ie Shared Folders, Guest Accounts, etc). When I try to open the folder, it says "...not accessible. Access is denied." This is probably because I had a password on the account, and the files/folders were set to private. (Probably not the best idea in hindsight)

Is there anywhere I can go to through the external drive where I can type in my password? Or, is all hope lost?
 

A:Need help opening a locked folder

Assuming you are using XP you should login to Safe Mode and follow the instructions here for taking ownership of that folder http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp.
 

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Hi folks got a locked folder problem. I suspect its from some malware cause it just showed up. I run Windows 7 Home Premium, I am the only person who has ever used this computer, and I am set up as Administrator. But when i try to delete the folder it tells me that I need to provide admin permission to delete. I have already tried taking ownership of it and that did nothing.

A:Locked Folder on portable HD

Welcome to Seven Forums MrJBL. It looks like a process may be locking the folder. You could try Unlocker, or Lock Hunter to see what is locking the folder, and delete it. If you suspect malware, you would be wise to scan with MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and/or Windows Defender Offline.

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hi all,

i have created a folder locker and unlocker in C#.net. it targets the permissions of the folder(allow and deny thinggy).

now i have locked one of my folders but i cannot unlock it anymore.

when i go to the security tab inside properties, it only says "You do not have permission to view or edit this obect's permission settings."

how can i unlock it? the folder contains 30GB of important data and backup..

any help would be much appreciated thanks!
 

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I have recently downloaded a folder locking program (free trial) and decided to test it out by locking some folders in my C drive. I Made a password, then closed to program. When I went to open it up again (from the desktop) nothing happens. I then tried re-starting my computer, only to find that NOTHING is working! I can't even log into my account anymore. Is it possible to open up the folder locking program again? All I need to do is uninstall it. Is there a way to retrieve my C drive again? Maybe using the DOS system? Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
 

A:locked out of folder lock??

It really depends how the folder locker works. If it encrypts the folder, you are not getting back in without using the program.

Uninstalling the program is not likely to help, and may make things worse because the changes made to the folders then will be completely irreversible. I think you're sunk.

You will probably need to erase your drive and reinstall Windows. If other accounts work, you will at least need to remove your account and make a new one.
 

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I had to reinstall my Windows XP cuz of some ''error'' what said that some files are missing and i have to reinstall the Windows.
Or... actually my dad did reinstall this, cuz he didn't want that i mess up the computer and so he did some it and i think he did something wrong.
Now my old ''user-account'' what i used.. it's own folder (which name is my user-accounts name) is locked. I had a password in it and also thing what blocked other users to visit my files. Other ''user-accounts'' what were in use, are ''unlocked'' cuz those ones didn't have that ''blockthing'' i think.
When i click in my old locked folder, it says ''C:\Documents and settings\Eemeli is not allowed. Use is not allowed.''
^ it was in finnish language, i translated it, so it maybe a bit wrong.
And when i check that folder's proberties, it says that there's anything in that folder: 0 bytes. But i'm sure that there's all the important stuff i kept there, cuz i calculated some things hehe.
Can i somehow break in in that folder? I want those important files in it. How?

Thanks, and please help me

A:A problem with a ''locked folder''.

Try recreating the account while you are using the administrator account or at least one with admin privileges.

If that is not possible take ownership of the files while using the admin account.

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So I was trying to remap my User folders (e.g. Documents, Pictures) to a different drive by changing the location. What I accidentally managed to do is (I think) migrate my Contacts folder with my User folder. Now, when I go into C>Users, instead of my name, I see the actual Contacts folder. When I go into it, it has all my user folders, but I can't rename it and I don't know how to get it back to normal. I was having trouble restoring the contacts folder with the rest of my user folders but I managed to do that. Now I have... two Contacts folders? One is in with the rest of my user folders, the other IS my User folder. Please help me fix this mistake.

A:Replaced User folder with Contacts folder, how to restore?

See if this helps, User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums. I've accidentally messed them up myself by clicking the wrong folder. Restoring defaults fixed it for me. The tricky part is whether to move the contents back or not. I'm think you shouldn't, at least not automatically anyway.

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Guys I made big mess.

My brother asked me if he could use my laptop when I'm away. I set him guest account, went to D drive, right click than properties, security, and sett deny ticks on the wrong profile - mine. Then I tickes that I'm the owner and everything is fine but a padlock symbol appeared on various folders on D drive. There is no more list of users when I go on properties.settings except administrator. I tried to system restore, but still the same..

Pls give me an advice how to restore everything to default!

thanks in advancr

A:Restore folder default folder access settings

Do a System Restore to before you made these changes. See Option Two here: To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options

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awill this fix the problem or hurt it worse I pushed the assist button that's the only way I could get in,. plese help am I doing a eset is it a restore?nd I presses F10 and troubleshooted so I reset it fully clean the drive is this factorey restore?

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mmm slow down a little...What model Vaio do you have; and also confirm the operating system.What is the actual problem that makes you want to do a factory reset routine?A factory reset routine is pretty drastic; and it "will" erase "all" of your personal files in the process. Have you copied all your files to external storage; typically to DVD at least...?If not then if you can get into the system at present, then set about copying "all your files" to DVD - before doing anything like a factory restore...

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My sister has an Acer Aspire V5-531 series laptop. The Model number is MS2361. So.. I live in a small town and I fix people computers.. by fix I mean run AV and MW tools, install new keyboards.. and occasionally reformat pc's. (I have refromatted a PC about a billion times.) My sisters laptop is about 3+ years old now. and came with Windows 8 OEM pre loaded. Over the holidays she had mentioned that it was getting slow and she would just like to reformat it and check out Windows 10. So.. being that I have done that for people a billion times.. I said I would do it. It took me a bit to get the computer to boot from CD, but I was able to install a copy of Windows 7 and once that was installed upgrade to Windows 10. Everything was fine and dandy until ALL the updates where done and we booted up to the desktop. [This is what the screen looked like](http://i.stack.imgur.com/L32yp.jpg) [Another example](/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/6441iA39BDA820B181BA0/image-size/small?v=mpbl-1&px=-1) So I thought it was a driver issue. Couldn't fix it for the life of me. Then Someone suggested that I plug in another monitor via HDMI cable. I plugged in my 60 inch TV and BAM.. crystal clear fully functioning Windows 10. (It's JUST corrupted on the laptop screen as soon as it hits the desktop... Load screens and safemode work perfectly.) After some research it turns out it's a Windows 8 certified security system [UEFI & Secure Boot](http://forum.noteb... Read more

A:Locked out of Bios Aspire V5 can't even restore to...

Please...  I am desperate. It feels like we where specifically sold a booby trapped item. 

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Ok quick story the previous win xp computer I owned received a nasty virus as it took over my whole computer. Before it completely went to I was able to back up some folders and files. Everything could transfer over to my new win7 with no virus detection except for two folders. Both folders were scanned and no virus was detected, yet it keeps telling me when I try to move them that I don't have permission to. So I reset the permissions to admin and still said I couldn't move the files. Another thing when I take out the drive and put it back in, the permissions go back to normal S-1-5-21-700210099-1368088401-3141378099-1000. HELP!!!!

A:*Permission* locked from moving folder

Quote:




S-1-5-21-700210099-1368088401-3141378099-1000




What is the exact files you are trying to move? If the file in the quote is what you are trying to move, it is a Windows Update file and cannot be moved and would be useless on Windows 7. If this is not a system file, then copy the files to a USB Flash drive and scan the drive before saving them to Windows 7.

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hi allI'm pretty new to this site so please bare with me,My PC recently downloaded the spyware locked virus and i had no idea what to do, it hijacked my home page, slowed down my pc and was downloading stuff from my previously visited sites.I read a link here yesterday about how to remove Spyware locked, so i donwloaded SmitFraud and ran it in Safe mode. My home page was reinstated and the pc was running normal again.This morning i ran a virus check and lo and behole there the bloody thing was back, embedded in = C:\Documents and Settings\Guest\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 before when i have had similar problems i follow the extension addie until i find the virus and extract and delete it manually, this time for some reason i caanotI have ticked the "show hidden files and folders" option as well as unticked the " hide protected files (recommended)"Still the Content.IE5 folder is hidden and this is where the spyware had nicely nestled itselfWhat can i do now?Thanks

A:Spware.locked In My Content.ie5 Folder

Hi,It's not really back - it's just a leftover in your temporary internet files.You can delete the contents easily by doing next:* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click "Delete". Click "Delete Files", "Delete cookies" and "Delete history"Click Close below.Keep in mind, as I see in above post, this should be done on the "Guest" account, since it's located in the Content.IE5 folder on the guest account.A nice trick to open your Content.IE5 is by going to start > run and copy and paste next command in the field: shell:cache\content.ie5

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I think windows locked the temp folder from being accessed by any program without admin rights.
When opening a file from an archive with Winrar, it just get extracted in the same folder before it is opened.

But goto WinRAR and File properties and then enable Run as Administrator in Compatibility settings. Everything works normal.

The file is extracted in Temp folder before getting opened.


And also, MSI installers are shows up error until they are run as administrators through CMD. We know msi installers gets extracted in temp folder and then installs.



This has been happening since last one week. So My question is this. Did Windows stopped programs from accessing temp folder without admin rights. Is it time to disable UAC. Will Diasbling UAC affect system security.

A:Is temp folder locked down for non UAC applications??

UAC does protect folders. Well kind of. It protects the C/windows program files directory.
The types of actions that require elevation to administrator status (and therefore display a UAC elevation prompt) include those that make changes to system-wide settings or to files in %SystemRoot% or %ProgramFiles%. Among the actions that require elevation:
Installing and uninstalling applications
Installing device drivers
Installing ActiveX controls
Installing Windows Updates
Changing settings for Windows Firewall
Changing UAC settings
Configuring Windows Update
Adding or removing user accounts
Changing a user’s account type
Configuring Parental Controls
Running Task Scheduler
Restoring backed-up system files
Viewing or changing another user’s folders and files

UAC strips the administrator SID from a user's access token reducing him to a regular restricted ("normal") user. Applications can request elevation via manifests - then the entire process runs with the admin token.
If folders are not writeable with UAC enabled that means that NTFS security is set so that normal users cannot write but administrators can. As a remedy either change the permissions on those folders or run your application elevated (or redesign it so it writes to locations normal users have access to).
If you mean UAC virtualization (redirection of write attempts from system areas into the user profile): here is a good description of the feature from which I have copied ... Read more

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I just downloaded Folder Access Pro (demo version)

I tried to lock some files, but I made the idiotic mistake of locking the file in which Folder Access Pro is located. Now I can't access that file, nor Folder Access Pro to unlock it.

I can't uninstall the program now either.

Could I maybe disable this in the registry?? Or transfer my files back through a DOS prompt?

Also, I should note that the folder that has my locked files is now 0 KB, so is everything already lost and I should give up?

Thanks for any help or ideas!
 

A:Folder Access Pro Problem. Locked myself out...

Have you tried System Restore? You can undo the restore if it doesn't correct things.

Bear in mind it does not usually affect files in the My Documents directory.

You can also try disabling "simple file sharing" or restarting in Safe Mode and following these directions:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

I have to add that I'm not sure a System Restore will reverse any changes in the "permissions" for files and folders, however it shouldn't hurt to try since it can be undone.
 

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I reformatted my drive from XP Home to Pro, Folders on D drive that I moved from C prior to format are now locked and say the following: "d:\My Videos is not accessible, Access is denied."

I think it is because it came form the C drive and had permissions with XP home but I never excluded it or locked it. Now that I have Pro it will not open. Any suggestions?
 

A:Upgrade from XP Home to Pro now locked out of Folder

Hi

Sorry not an answer just someone with the same problem. See my
thread titled - Limted user's permissions with XP Pro. Hope we can find a solution.

Ham
 

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11:53 AM 7/26/2012

Hello tech staff; this issue might be generic for you, but its chinese checkers to me.

(I'm running WinXp-home edition '02, with svcpk3 installed, on an HP Pavillion w/ Pent. 4, 2.53ghtz, & 500mb RAM, with a 60 Gig Hd.)

(Please bear with my rather poorly written attempt here to recreate the series of events that happened, which led me to my current situation...-thanks)

QUESTION: Is it possible to either retrieve, recover, or restore a file, or series of files from a folder in which has been renamed and deleted?

PROBLEM:

I recently recovered from a nasty spyware infection (security shield12) with help from MS paid Tech support- it took three days.

A side effect of that problem may have caused the following, but after hours of researching on the web, it seems locating data from renamed or deleted files is a pretty common problem.

I was moving files
FROM inside a desktop folder (which I had created earlier) let's call this folder A
TO a new or sub-folder just created inside that folder, let's call this folder B
when I get the message (while in folder A) that 'these files cannot be moved due to a write-protected disk' or 'may be still still in use'.

I checked Task manager, and no instances of the files (or programs used to create the files) were in use.

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A:LOCKED folder on desktop - files gone...

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My pc is Win 7 64bit and having problem with folders locked icon and cannot open and also system slow down. built-in card reader out of order. that was happened after renew my anti-virus. it also locked and seem not working as order. In control panel's uninstall features also blocking to remove some program.

Please suggest! how to solve it. thanks
 

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Hi,

I upgraded this laptop to windows 10 Education from win 7. I have a desktop PC running win 7 Pro. I had a Homegroup set up which was working fine and I could send files back and forth. After the upgrade I simply joined the Homegroup again by typing in the Homegroup password. On the surface things seem to work, but I am currently "locked" out of my Users folder and apparently everything in it. That is, \\<my pc name>\Users. It's the very first folder you see when you go to Network -> double click my computer icon. I am unable to create a new folder within Users, and I am unable to cut anything out of it. So I sent a folder from my desktop PC to my laptop, but now I can't cut -> paste that folder anywhere on my laptop because I don't have permission. I tried to change ownership of the Users folder. Right now it says the owner is "SYSTEM" (whatever that means). I tried to set it to Administrators, and got an error "Unable to set new owner on Users. Access is denied."

Now what? This is infuriatingly stupid. What did Microsoft think was even the point of having Homegroups if I can't cut my files out of the folder and place it where I want it?

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Hi Everyone,

My problem is that I cannot open the windows\system32\drivers folder.
I'm running Windows XP Media Edition on a Dell XPS 410 Desktop.

If I click on the folder with Windows Explorer I get the following error: "Refers to a location that is unavailable"
If I right click on the folder and select Properties the Size and Size on Disk show as 0 bytes and that it contains 0 files and 0 folders.
I also cannot open the folder in Safe Mode.
Yet, if I boot from a BartPE version of WindowsXP I have installed on my Flash Drive I can open the folder on the desktop and see all the driver files it contains.

Booting from the Flash Drive I was able to rename the Drivers folder and then copy its contents to a newly created Drivers folder.
But when I remove the Flash Drive and reboot the NEW Drivers folder is locked, but the OLD renamed Drivers folder can be opened.

I have also tried to use UNLOCKER. It shows three processes locking the folder - Two are shown as winlogon.exe
(which resides in c:\windows\system32) and one is svchost.exe, but clicking the Unlock button does not unlock the folder.
I tried killing these processes but this then kills Windows.

I've run scans for Viruses, Spyware and Rootkits and everything appears to be clean.
I've tried to use the CACLS command to reset the permissions in the console mode but that doesn't work either.
I've run HijackThis and that looks ok too (but I'm not an expert at interpreting the output l... Read more

A:Locked System32\Drivers Folder

Hi-

My name is John, and I work at Dell headquarters. I have been mulling around this problem you're having for a little bit, and dug around here, and came up with virtually nothing. Having winlogon locking that folder makes little sense, unless something has been corrupted or compromised.

If I were in your shoes, the first thing I would try is to make another admin account and try it from there. If you can't access it with completely different credentials, it may be time to backup, format, and reinstall. You've tried a lot of different things to solve this problem, and honestly, you've done a lot more than I would have done before reformatting.

If you need any help, let me know.

John
Dell Customer Advocate
[email protected]
 

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Hey guys!

Just bought Windows 10 Pro this morning and there's one last thing that i can't find the life of me how to fix. The windows store app folder... I want to be able to see the "size" and go "in" the folder. It says i do not have access. So i proceeded to try to modify the admin rights of that folder but in the end windows won't let me saying i do not have the rights to change th right etc.. This is very annoying. I have followed many tutorials which claim to fix this but won't work at all. Anybody got a cue here for me ?

thanks,

Max

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I have a Major problem with Win 7

Never noticed it all the while i was trialing it but now i brought a copy the fun begins.

My temp file has somehow become locked hence certain progs that run cannot write to it

Even though i am the only one on this computer and everyone has full access to the temp file it still locks everything down

So i go through and unlock each file individually and set everything by unchecking read only

No sooner do i navigate away from the folder WIN7 in its infinate wisdom decides to lock everything down again

Hence programs like my budgeting software which uses temp folder and cannot be changed wont work properly

And even some downloads if i dont right click and save as wont download all because of this locked down folder?

Help me spmeone please
 

A:Locked folder and cannot regain control

Try Taking Ownership of the Folder.
 

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I share a common work station with a coworker. We each log in with our own usernames. My user account has Admin privilege. In order to protect several spreadsheets with confidential data, I decided to limit his access by right clicking on the folder and going to Properties, then Security. Then I changed the permissions under his user account to not even allow him to read the folder or its contents. 
 
I doublechecked that under my user account I was permitted. But after I hit apply, I found that even I could not access the folder now. It seems the computer read his account and my account as being in the same group.
Does anyone have any solution how I could restore access?
(Yes I realized I really made a dumb mistake here.)
 
Thank you.

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Are there any programs that will either unlock or delete a locked folder (It was made private by me before I had to reboot the Windows and now it won't let me in becasue I am not the original 'administrator' (Even though I am)- can I unlock this private folder with any hacking software?
 

A:locked folder and files deletion

Unlocker 1.8.5
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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Hi,

Just upgrded my systen to a PZ77 v pro mobo with 3770Kproc. on doing a clean install on a new HDD I am getting a user profile folder with a lock symbol on it. I am unable to install many third party s/w including mcafee.

Please help..

A:Locked user profile folder

for those who are going to tell me that i need to get ownership of the folder and so on, I have already tried to and failed. The biggest question is why was it created read only while doing a clean install of win 7.

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I was downgrading from 10 back to 8.1 pro when the system crashed. To restore my 8.1, it wants my MS account password. I can't remember it. Reset the password thru MS but the computer does not know the new password due to the crash. Don't want to overwrite my data, just want to fix 8.1 to work again. Also, I have an secondary drive that used Bit locker. I do not want to lose access to that drive either by overwriting the OS. I do have the recovery key for the Bit locked drive as well as my password to it. Any thoughts for me? No backup of the OS. No recover USB for the MS password. All I get is the same ole blue screen asking for my account password. I do not have the password for any other account on my PC either. Help!!!

A:System restore - locked out - can't remember password

Follow these directions: How to Change the User Account Password if Unable to Login to Windows

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i brought a second hand windows 8.1 Dell Venue 11 pro tablet online, and about 3 weeks later it boots on some bitlocker thing, ive tried everything and cant find my recovery key, is there a way i can restore it. i have no important data on there so anything to get this bitlocker off will be great.

A:How to restore windows 8 tablet locked by bitlocker

There is a separate Windows 8 forum. Best to post your Windows 8.1 problem there.
Windows 8 Forums

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I've scoured the 'Net to find an answer to my question, but my situation may be a bit unique. Hopefully you can help me out.

Here's what happened... My computer would not boot to Windows Vista. (I have an HP Pavilion a1630n that originally came installed with XP and came with a Vista upgrade disk. I did upgrade to Vista).

I made the bone-headed mistake of accidentally putting the XP restore disk into the drive instead of the Vista Disk. Once the restore was complete the system booted to XP, but I got an error message stating that "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system." Once the computer completely booted upI could see all my files. However, I cannot access anything directly. The "Documents and Settings" folder is locked out. I get "access denied".

When I try adding a new Administrator under User Accounts, it gets loaded, but then when I restart and select the new user I get the same "Windows cannot load the user's profile" error.

When I look through the file structure I see that it has maintained some of the Vista structuring. For example, my original Administor User Account and the other account I used for my personal files (Let's call it "Home") which also has administrator rights are both loaded under the "Users" folder like Vista uses.

Additionally, if I try to open any program I had loaded (like MS Excel) I get ... Read more

A:Locked out of User Accounts after Vista to XP restore

Have you tried taking ownership? ........ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by MLIH-03 on 2007-12-28 13:35:20
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
101: 2007-12-28 18:35:26 UTC - RP848 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
100: 2007-12-28 16:53:32 UTC - RP847 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
99: 2007-12-28 16:25:18 UTC - RP846 - Installed Ad-Aware 2007
98: 2007-12-28 14:24:58 UTC - RP845 - Spyware Terminator - restore point
97: 2007-12-27 21:50:15 UTC - RP844 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-29 15:05:53 UTC - RP748 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as MLIH-03.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:52 PM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSched... Read more

A:HijackThis Log: Locked Wallpaper, No System Restore..Need Help!

EXTRAS it sent as well:




Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by MLIH-03 on 2007-12-28 13:35:20
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
101: 2007-12-28 18:35:26 UTC - RP848 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
100: 2007-12-28 16:53:32 UTC - RP847 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
99: 2007-12-28 16:25:18 UTC - RP846 - Installed Ad-Aware 2007
98: 2007-12-28 14:24:58 UTC - RP845 - Spyware Terminator - restore point
97: 2007-12-27 21:50:15 UTC - RP844 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-29 15:05:53 UTC - RP748 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as MLIH-03.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:52 PM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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I have an Asus sonicmaster laptop running Windows 8, I am trying to do a clean restore. When I press the power button the first page comes up then im left with a black page.
I press F9 I can get into advanced settings , press reset pc and I get a message saying :- unable to reset your Pc. A required drive partition is missing

Thank you for all help...
 

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Hello,
Running Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally deleted c:\users\public and c:\users\default and I cannot share documents with my family and cannot create new user account. How to restore windows 8.1 public and default folder?

A:Restore Public folder and Default folder

Hello Windows8use, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if they may still be in the Recycle Bin to restore.

If not, then see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted these folders to hopefully fix this.

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The Folder tasks menu is locked on the left side of my desktop taking up half the screen. Cannot remove it at all. Went to the folder options folder but nothing seems to fit the problem. Can't right click on it, or remove it in any way, shape or form. Short of deleting my user account and starting fresh, what do I do to remove it? Shows folder tasks, other places and details. Have no clue how this got there or how to remove. Help! Thanks in advance. Using Windows XP Home Edition.
 

A:Folder Tasks Menu Locked on Desktop

Go to View-Explorer Bar-uncheck Folders
 

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Having a real problem with this.

Got a new PC earlier this week to replace a laptop that was stolen. It runs Windows 7 home premium. Basically the setup is this.

iTunes used to store and organise all music.
All music stored on external harddrive connected to PC via USB 2.
iTunes music also working through Squeezebox in living room and bedroom squeezebox radio. No problems at all.

Problem is, I want to listen to music on my Xbox whilst playing games. However everytime I activate media sharing, and get media center to monitor my folders I cannot start iTunes.

I get an error message as described in the subject line of this post. I got it the first time earlier this week and the only way I could get iTunes working again was to completely reinstall windows. All was fine until I set up media center this morning, and now I get the same error!

This is REALLY annoying and I wonder if anyone can advise?

Thanks in advance.
 

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For no obvious reason, the Hotmail Bulk Mail folder in Outlook Express V6 has acquired a 'folder locked' icon (red circle with red diagonal line).

Messages still seem to be downloading from Hotmail into the folder and (it seems) I can still access and delete them.

I use AVG anti-virus but AVG didn't actually report anything in this folder recently (and anyway I normally delete the spam before the message bodies actually download).

Anyone any idea where this symbol came from, what it indicates and how to get rid?
Thanks
 

A:'Folder Locked' icon in Outlook Express

Duh!
I think it's me! I reckon that symbol has ALWAYS been there and I've never noticed it before!
Anyway - seems to make no practical difference, so issue closed.
 

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HELP!!! I'll try to make this simple ...

1. accidentally deleted necessary windows xp home files.
2. reloaded windows
3. folders from previous system that were locked/private by user are not accessible.

My old user id is gone forever (I think), the private folder option will not recognize me even if the user id and password are duplicated.

The old computer registry information is long gone... is there anyway to go through dos and copy folder and files out of windows system in order to access?

Does anyone have any other solutions? These folders contain images and word documents that will be impossible or very difficult to replace.
 

A:tough one! locked folder - new system registry

If your file system is NTFS, go here. NTFS Data Recovery Check this site out as well UNERASER
 

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Hello,
It looks like I've been hacked. I have a file folder that was created two days ago on one of my external drives and it's locked by SYSTEM. I've already ran AVG and Malwarebytes but neither of them sees it as a threat. I know this folder doesn't belong there because I didn't create it and no one else is supposed to have access to my computer. It's filled with all sorts of executable files and nasty looking things. I had to unlock the folder to look inside it but that's as far as I was capable of going. The name of the folder is: 6d97371090ee84b8100fe3e5997d About a week ago, about 4 or 5 similar looking folders appeared on that same hd. I deleted the folders then. I can't do that with this one and I'm afraid that there's a lot more to this problem than just deleting a folder will solve.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.13.2
Run by SSDemonic at 4:53:57 on 2014-02-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.3506 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2014\avgrsa.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Locked file folder on external hd - looks suspicious

This folder is created by Windows Updates. Have a look here about how to get rid of it:
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/unable-to-delete-folders-on-external-usb-hard/c48be344-53ff-47fd-bedf-18556f6c6dbc

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The libraries on my windows 7 computer are locked and I'm not sure how to unlock them. I have no problem viewing pictures or listening to music but when I try to upload a photo to my facebook account or to a photo editing site like befunky.com the tab that is supposed to show up with the different libraries to choose from does not pop up. I have tried adjusting the security settings but there is still a lock on all the tabs.
 

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Hi, I have a small SSD as my boot drive a had local data drive and a NAS for all the files.

I have since removed the NAS and will just use the boot and data drives.

With the previous configuration I wanted to use the data (D:\) drive to store my offline files from the NAS. So I followed instructions to move the cache.

As I no longer need this setup I want to delete the CSC folder from the D drive. Its locked & I cannot delete it.

Can anybody show me the steps to delete this please

Thanks

Simon

A:I have a locked CSC folder on my data drive - how do I remove it?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ferrytrip1


Hi, I have a small SSD as my boot drive a had local data drive and a NAS for all the files.

I have since removed the NAS and will just use the boot and data drives.

With the previous configuration I wanted to use the data (D:\) drive to store my offline files from the NAS. So I followed instructions to move the cache.

As I no longer need this setup I want to delete the CSC folder from the D drive. Its locked & I cannot delete it.

Can anybody show me the steps to delete this please

Thanks

Simon


Happens to me overy so often. Try this,

Right click folder, properties, click security tab, click advanced, click owner, edit, set ownership to you, tick replace owner on subcontainers and objects, click OK then see if you can delete the folder.

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Hey, I'm new here and "some" of what's been said covered part of my problem, but...anyway, I figured out how to remove the lock from a user profile folder that was put in my computer under another name then mine before I got this comp. It had the lock on it at the time but I removed it today. I then tried to rename the folder but it won't let me...I can open it and it shows everything I've downloaded, etc, but it's under someone else name and it bugs me. My name is set as the owner and administrator and I am "supposedly" the primary user, but, and this is after I changed the other name to mine in the registry, when I go to the stupid users folder it still shows the main user as this other person under his name, not mine. I can't think of what else to do to do to change the name. I feel like I've tried everything. I would try to delete the folder but I'm afraid I'll lose everything in it since it's all under his name and not mine. How can I change the folder name?

A:Can't change name of user folder in c:drive that was once locked.

KindredmSpirit welcome to SevenForums

See if the link below will help you change the user name folder to the one you want

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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Hi, I've recently picked up a new hard drive from a buddy of mine.
I've managed to change my computer name and user account name.
However, the user folder in "My Computer -> Local Disk C: -> Users" is locked, and I am unable to change the name.
It doesn't cause any problems, I just want to find a way to change it if its possible.
As well, I've also set permissions, but it only allows me to access the files, which is not the problem, since I only want to change the name of the User Account Folder.

A:Renaming a locked User Account folder

You can't change the name associated with an account. Doing so would make the account useless.

You need to create a new account with the name you want, then copy everything you want from the old one to the new one. Delete the old one once your satisfied all is well.

In your case, you will need to rename the existing account back to it;s original name or some name other than what you want to call the new one as you can't have two with the same name.

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I screwed up and accidentally changed the permissions on a UserGroup that I am apart of denying it everything on a folder. Due to the Deny precedence in the the XP Permissions, I now cant go back and change it back. Any tips or suggestions?

A:XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

Hello medauto

See if you can do this
Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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Hi,
I have problems deleting files and folders which were created for temporary purposes. Usually folders with a temporary picture collection, which I have created just to get it zipped and mailed. Since I use Picasa (which is usually open), there are systems files which are created automatically and stay locked for quite some time, even when all the pictures were erased.
Is there any quick and simple way to delete locked files in Windows 7?
Thanks.
 

A:Kill locked file/folder in Windows 7

See if maybe Unlocker helps: http://unlocker.soft32.com/free-download?gclid=CIi2_-yqj7ECFYFo4Aod0CshKQ
 

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I will try to explain this in a clear way:

I am a current student who has a Desktop and a Laptop. My Desktop was a fully functioning 7 Home Prem install using an upgrade from Windows XP. Windows xp was already on this used Desktop (custom build) with no CD Key or Media available to me. Windows 7 upgrade was valid and paid for by me.

I recently began school again and setup my Mac Laptop with Bootcamp, did a Fresh install with the original Win 7 academic HP. Yes, this is a upgrade only version.

I purchased Windows Professional and applied the FULL product key to Windows Anytime Upgrade to my DESKTOP. This upgraded the 7 Home Premium to Pro and took over the "Upgrade Home Prem spot" and freed up my license.

I hadn't used my Laptop in a while (With the fresh HPrem install on it) and it expired. When I went to use my Laptop, it had expired. Foolishly, I tried to use my friends full key because I didn't know how to get the fresh install fixed on the Laptop and I thought "Well, I did pay for this product, lets jut get it working" After I updated the key to a new key, it will not let me change the 7 key BACK to the original paid for Home Premium.

Let me be clear here. All of my products are paid for, I just want to get the Home Premium key back on my Laptop so I can call Microsoft and explain the situation and maybe they will allow me to activate Win7.

Here are 2 scenarios I can think of:
---1. UNupgrade my Desktop with a System Restore back down to Home Pr... Read more

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I tried booting in safe mode but I still needed the aforementioned password..perhaps I did it incorrectly?
and i dont know it i have a inspiron m5030 and even when i do all that with trying to restore it asks me for the admin password and i dont have that to restore from factory setting so what do i do now?
 

A:Help Im locked out my inspiron m5030 with no admin passcode what to do i cant restore

See here for how to restore the Dell to the original out of box state: http://support.dell.com/support/topi...&isLegacy=true Should I do the dell datasafe restore and emergency backup that will "restore you computer, including the factory state or just do a regular system restore. I am assuming the former.

I've only had the computer for a short time so I don't have much of anything on it.

i cant do any of this because i dont have the admin passcode please hellllllllllllpppppppppppppppp
 

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I'm new, so take it easy on me if I have posted in the wrong area.

I built my pc and installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
The CD says "Intended for distribution with a new PC". I don't know if it is the same as the retail version. It cost $99.00 with the purchase of the desktop pc components and comes in clear plastic DVD case with no documentation.

I transferred my data home movies, family pictures.... to the pc. But I outsmarted myself. I password protected my windows login. The next day, I couldn't remember the password. Eventually, I was locked out of the account.

I used a windows password reset software to gain access to the computer, but still did not have access to the original account.

I re-installed windows. Or maybe the software allowed me to create a new admin account. I don't remember. I have drives C (windows), E (external backup harddrive), F (ssd), G (cd/dvd drive).
I don't know where drive D: is mapped to and it is not visible. I tried using the forum information to "unhide" that drive - to no avail.

I know that my original account is still on the harddrive. On occasion, when my computer boots, it boots to the locked out account login screen. Also, occasionally, I will have access to programs installed on my original account but they are not visible on my harddrive.

I bet the data/programs are on a separate partition on the harddrive, but I have not been able to find the partitions.

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A:Restore/recover data from hidden, locked account

Hello Melancholy and welcome. mate one way to access all your data on the drive/s is to make a bootable Ubuntu DVD then set the BIOS to boot from the optical put the disk in the optical and go to Save Settings and Exit (in the BIOS)> hit Enter .

It will boot the Ubuntu OS - don't click install just the try Ubuntu. when it is fully loaded you will see this screen in my pic and the screen when you open up the drive/s.

You can then copy whatever you want - docs , pics programs to a stick or disk - stick is better. I have in the past run a apps off of sticks but finding the password is nigh impossible. Once you have all the data you want then you could reinstall the OS if you intend doing that post back .

You will need to get someone to make you a Ubuntu disk but any problems post back again.

the site is Desktop contribute page | Ubuntu > save it to Downloads and then open it from there it should give you a set up guide GUI.

John

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Hi, and thank you for being here.

I did a system restore on my laptop after recklessly cleaning files off of my hard drive. Since then I can't access my d:/, so I can't reinstall anything, including my internet and Microsoft Office software.

If I look in the control panel I can see everything (I didn't lose any personal files), but D: always comes up as D:/RECOVERY, then fiendishly warns me not to look inside (which I haven't).

Please help.
 

A:System Restore locked my CDROM drive into D:/RECOVERY

Welcome to TSG....

Where is the recovery disk? Did you put it in the D:\ Drive? I suggest that you look inside the drive even though the computer says not too.
 

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Hello,Today all of a sudden I am having a lot of spyware issues. I do not know how this happened first of all because I have not been to any sites I dont usually go to or downloaded anything. Anyway here are the problems...-the registry has become locked so I cannot use the command regedit-system restore will not work when I get to the part where you click next it wont let me click-internet explorer opens for a second then auto closes-firefox works but will not work with certain sites that used to work such as anti-virus/spyware sites-spybot will not load up but i have had some success with ad-aware-avg has not fixed this problem and can no longer update-i am even having to access even this site through another pc because mine will not go to itThe HJT log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:08:55 PM, on 12/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC... Read more

A:Locked registry, system restore, internet explorer...

Nevermind, I fixed it.

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I downloaded a password protection program called Folder Access. It was causing lots of issues so I decided to uninstall it. But when I did, since I had “My Documents” folder password protected, the whole folder was locked for some reason. Now, the "My documents" folder has a control panel icon on it and displays the control panel when I attempt to open it. The folder properties under the control panel icon still show that the folder size is 20GB and has about 500 folders and 5000 files (which is about right for my documents), but it is just an ordinary "folder" and not a "File folder". Also, the folder has "21ec2020-3aea-1069-a2dd-08002b30309d" next to it (I believe this is the GUID for the control panel). So all my data is still there but somehow is hidden under a second control panel link. The system created another “My Documents” which is pretty much empty. Can someone please help me make this folder accessible to me again or give me any ideas to change registries or find the lost files?
THANKS
 

A:My Documents folder locked/hidden under Control Panel

Personally, I would try reinstalling the program Folder Access and using the original password used to password protect the My Documents folder to unencrypt the folder.

After that I would uninstall the program.
 

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I bought a 32-bit Windows 7 computer because it evidently will be the last build to run WordStar, which I have used for more than twenty years and can't imagine life without. As I had done with my Windows XP and Vista machines, I simply copied my two basic folders (C:\WS containing the system files and C:\ONLINE containing all my document and non-document files) to the new machine.

Alas, I can open any WS file, and I can create a new file and save it. But if I edit an existing file, I can't save it. When I look at the directory with Power Desk (replacement for Windows Explorer) I notice that though all other folders are named in black font, the two WordStar are blue, and they have a small padlock showing. They are the only locked folders.

I have given the whole world permission to use these folders: MYNAME, EVERYONE, and ADMINISTRATOR (whatever the title).

The save-edited-file problem may not be caused only (or at all) by the permissions, because while I can "change directory" in WS to a thumb drive in the USB slot, and can open or create a file in the thumb drive, I can't save an edited file there, either. And E:\THUMBDRIVE does not show up as blue or with a lock.

Can anyone suggest a way out? Otherwise I am stuck with my fairly ancient XP box, and I'm not sure how long it's going to last....

A:Can't saved an edited WordStar file (folder locked?)

Wordstar - my gosh. Talk about a voice from the past. It was great in its day, but I could never keep track of all that Ctl-K Ctl-Q stuff. It never occurred to me that it might still be working.

At any rate, try this to get control of your locked folders: Take Ownership Shortcut

That option has worked for me in many similar situations.

PS: I too used PowerDesk for many years but have recently switched to FreeCommander XE because Powerdesk 8.5 (and perhaps earlier versions as well) has a bad bug: If you try to copy a folder from one drive to another PowerDesk moves the folder instead of copying it. So after it's done the original folder and all it's contents are simply gone.

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I downloaded a bunch of wav files in a .zip archive that are from Pokémon Platinum and I extracted it into a folder using 7zip. but I am unable to move that folder to any other directory, I always get a "This action cannot be completed because it is in use by another program". Lock Hunter claims that the locking process is 'System'. A Google search on this issue tells me that it only occurs when you try to delete an ISO when it is mounted by Daemon Tools, but this is not an ISO and Daemon Tools isn't even running! This is just a folder with wav files in it. 7zip isn't running either! in fact the original zipped folder is long been deleted like 4 hours ago. I tried to move the folder into my 'Music Creation' folder in 'My Documents' and I run into this error every time. it currently sits in 'Downloads' unable to move because of this.

A:unable to move a folder of wav files "In use" locked by 'System'

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode (keep striking the F8 key about once per second when you first power up) and seeing if you can move/delete it?
 
I've had this sort of thing happen intermittently over the years and generally booting into Safe Mode allows me access.  It's maddening when this occurs for no reason that anyone can easily fathom!

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hi friends !
i'm using windows 7 on a dell laptop , i locked some of my personal documents with folder lock professional 6
but now i have forgot the password is there any way to recover or open them , i recovered my HD but it was not restored.

A:how to recover files locked with folder lock professional

I believe such company would go out of business if you could just unlock them without a password

But here goes some methods reported:
Forgot the password for folder lock [Solved]
use them on your own risk!

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Alright, maybe someone can help me. My computer crashed (during a Windows Update installation btw) while on my main administrative account. I have two other accounts on the computer, one for my wife and one for my son.

When I was forced to re-install windows and start a new administrative account (and lossing all the other accounts), the files and documents (which are within "My Documents") of my wife and son where saved in their "Documents and Settings" folders. I can access these non-administrative accounts folders easily, and everything there before the crash is still there.

Unfortunatly I can not access the folder which was mine. When I click on the folder (containing a ton of pictures and writings - some, but not all of which is backed up) this message comes up:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Michael is not accessable. Access is denied."

I apparently deleted this account in the re-instalation and because it was the administrative account, and/or open at the time of the crash, it is either locked up or deleted.

When I right click on the folder to see Properties it tells me there are "0 size, 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders." But I am not sure that is truly the case due to the amount of space still being used on the hard drive [C:]. I think it is not telling me anything because it is (was) a "private" administrative account. I had no password on this account.

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A:Locked out of Doc & Settings folder of deleted admin account

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every time i try to open firefox (primary browser), i get mozilla crash report giving me the option to restart firefox. after hitting restart, i get the same window, and 5-6 attempts later, the browser opens. but i keep getting firefox.exe errors and iexplore.exe errors, even when I don't have either of them running. i can't use a system restore, and mbam doesn't want to open. help?HijackThis LogRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\iTune... Read more

A:IE and firefox errors, locked out of system restore, google redirect

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A few days ago I was attempting to clear out some space on my laptop, and I noticed that the C: drive had a folder in it that I had never seen before, last modified roughly two months ago. The name of the folder is gibberish (7269fc8c96ae93bbc9c4d3), and it is locked. It contains mostly folders (all named four numbers, like 1033, 1035), and a few files  I can open the folder, but I cannot access any of the folders or files inside. When I try to open them I get the message "You don't currently have permission to access this folder," with the option to continue. When I click continue, it says "You have been denied access to this folder." Then it tells me to change settings in the security tab, but all the settings are greyed out for me.
 
I only have two accounts on the computer, and the one I'm using is the administrator. I can run other files as administrator no problem, but this one is really worrying me. My computer has also been running very slowly the past few weeks, but I'd chalked it up to the amount of crap I've accumulated over the 4 or so years I've owned this laptop.
 
So, I ran malwarebytes (I always have Premium running), and it said that I have some issue with the spigot search program. I quarantined it and rebooted, only to find that it still showed up on the scan. Other than that, no malware was detected.
 
I then tried to run hijackthis, and got the lengthy message: "For some reason your system denied access to the hosts file. If any hijack... Read more

A:Strange locked folder on C drive, unaccessable, copied itself to external HD.

Hello, 
 
That looks like a randomly named folder by Windows MRT. 
Lets check. 
  Batch File
Press the Windows Key  + r on your keyboard at the same time. Type Notepad and click OK.
Copy the entire contents of the codebox below and paste into the Notepad document.
@echo off
dir "C:\7269fc8c96ae93bbc9c4d3" /s >"%userprofile%\desktop\results.txt"
del %0

Click Format. Ensure Wordwrap is unchecked. 
Click File, Save As and name the file query.bat. 
Select All Files as the Save as type.
Save the file to your Desktop. 
Locate query.bat  (W8/7/Vista) on your Desktop. Right-click the icon and click  Run as administrator.
A log (results.txt) will be created on your Desktop. Copy the contents of the log and paste in your next reply.

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i had some photos and other documents of around 10 gb locked through a folder lock programme.there was a password to lock the folders.but 2 days ago suddenly my pc started showing some startup error so i had to format it. now the thing is the folder lock programme was installed on the ''c'' (system) drive which i formatted. and the folders i locked were in the 'e' n 'f ' drive.now since the software is gone after reformat, is their a way to retrieve the folders that i had locked. thank u
 

A:how to retrieve data locked through folder lock and then formatted c drive

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Hi guys,

I'm a noob to the forum but have read a tonne of threads on here and always find it a great source of info.

I'm trying to encrypt my Windows 7 laptop using full drive encryption through VeraCrypt. I know VeraCrypt well and have used it a lot, and I'm a CEH so I know a fair bit about computers. I'm not totally computer illiterate!

First issue I had with VeraCrypt was an error saying "The operating system does not boot from the selected drive" or something like that. So I followed this guide: TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base

That all worked on and I now have the attached picture as a setup. I'm trying to now switch the System folder over to the C drive rather than the System Reserved (F) so that VeraCrypt will only recognise that as my primary and will stop trying to run full encryption on the System partition. I've deleted the letter, tried changing ownership (although not sure if successfully). If anyone can offer some sort of guide then I'd really appreciate it.

I've tried almost everything but if anyone has ideas then PLEASE help - I'm desperate to get this sorted and you'd be an absolute hero!

Thanks in advance and look forward to spending more time in the forum.

James

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Whenever I right-click on a file and select "Send to" then "Compressed (zipped) folder", the zip file is always created with a lock icon:

This lock icon means that the file can only be accessed by the current user. I can get rid of it by changing the access (i.e. right-clicking, selecting "Properties", selecting the "Security" tab, editing permissions, adding Users and assigning Full Control)
or even by just copying and pasting the file (the copy is fully accessible by all users), but that's extremely time consuming when I'm creating lots of zip files.
In the Microsoft help video that shows selecting "Send to" then "Compressed (zipped) folder", the zip file is created without any lock icon on it. How can I get my Windows 7 to behave the same way?
Thanks in advance!

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