how to unlock folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by swastikaha, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. swastikaha

    swastikaha New Member

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    hi..
    i'm in a great dilemma now.. i ignorantly locked a folder containing many subfolders n files amounting to 350 gb using the right-click/security tab/permission buttons.. now it seems every file n folder inside to be locked. i tried unlocking the main folder,n it worked but not the subsequent folders n files. now i have to unlock each and every file... god, it will take me a lifetime to do that... please someone help me...please its urgent
     
  2. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello swastikaha. [​IMG] to Windows 7 Forums,

    Check the ACL of the parent folder and make sure that permissions are set to replace permissions on child objects. Also make sure that you are the owner of the folder and have full control permissions. Also make sure NETWORK is added to the ACL of the parent folder and give whichever permissions you wish.

    You can also use this tool;
    LockHunter


    Hope this helps
    Don
     

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