Access locked folders in Windows® 7
What are the tips to access locked folders in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 is the advanced Operating System released by Microsoft. Windows 7 is released with a large number of new and advanced features. The Windows 7 is a versatile Operating System, which includes a number advanced features like live media steaming, Windows XP mode, fast booting, Blu-ray disc support etc. It comes with six themes, different sound effects and colors. Windows 7 is currently available in six versions such as Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. You can upgrade your OS from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional edition, if you want to additional features.
Need to access locked folders and the tips to access locked folders in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Need to access locked folders in Windows 7
- Changing Ownership
- Changing Permission
Need to access locked folders in Windows 7
You might find it difficult to access locked folders due to permission issues. There are some files and folders which only Administrators can access. If you are not an administrator then you cannot access it and will get "Access Denied error". To enhance security, Microsoft has denied Administrators access to some folders. The way to fix this error is to give permission to access the file or folder. This can be done by going to 'Properties' and then navigating to 'Security' tab. You might find sometimes that the folders are locked because the processes accessing program is already closed. Other files may be protected by the system.
To change ownership, right-click any file or folder and select 'Properties', and then go for 'Security' tab. Now click on 'Advanced' button and next you need to go to 'Owner' tab and hit the 'Edit' button. Then in the new dialog window choose the new owner and then click 'OK'.
If you are an administrator and cannot access a folder then it is due to permission error. To give complete permission to yourself you need to right-click the file or folder and select 'Properties'. Then go to 'Security' tab, and hit the 'Edit' button. Then select your username and check the 'Full Control' checkbox.
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