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Lock icon on Win 10

ms2000 1,309 28 July 12, 2016 at 11:51 PM
I copied a file from Win 7 pc to a USB drive.
When I tried to copy from USB to Win 10, it gives me permission issues - can not even open it.

On Win 10, the file icon has a lock on it - but not in Win 7 pro.

Is there a legitimate way to get rid of this? I have many files so if I have to do it, it will be very laborious.

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Sounds like it was BitLocker encrypted.
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maybe admin control problems?
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Sounds like it was BitLocker encrypted.
Win 7 does not have bit locker?
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Win 10 comes with encryption - that is what messing it up.

The soln is in the last page of the link below:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-u...e4a?auth=1

right click on folder and scroll down to "Properties" - under the "General" tab look down to the bottom and see the "Attributes" area - click on the "Advanced" button - remove the check mark in the box next to "Folder is ready for archiving" - remove the checkmark in the box marked "Encrypt contents to secure data" - Click the "OK" button - click the "Apply" button - click the "OK" button

But it is not working - the first thread on the last page there is a solution that sounds reasonable. But when I do it, it asks for administrator privilege, and I am logged in as an admin, then it says error occurred!!!
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It may just be a permission issue. You may need to take ownership of the folder/file using the properties panel. If it's actually encrypted idk.
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It may just be a permission issue. You may need to take ownership of the folder/file using the properties panel. If it's actually encrypted idk.
Files became encrypted. These files were thought to have been created on a Linux and I downloaded them - they worked fine on Win 7. There were other files in the same partition as these but are unaffected.

Prior to OS install, I had copies these files to a USB drive - the moment the USB drive got in contact with Win 10, it also become encrypted!
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Files became encrypted. These files were thought to have been created on a Linux and I downloaded them - they worked fine on Win 7. There were other files in the same partition as these but are unaffected.

Prior to OS install, I had copies these files to a USB drive - the moment the USB drive got in contact with Win 10, it also become encrypted!
That makes little sense, What happens when you try and open one. What is the error?

Do you have a windows 7 pc to try them on again? What type of files? What's the true extension?
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That makes little sense, What happens when you try and open one. What is the error?

Do you have a windows 7 pc to try them on again? What type of files? What's the true extension?
For CSV files, the Excel states "Encrypted or Read Only" - but it is encrypted.
I tried it on XP and Win 7 - no luck.

Files are pdf and txt and other miscellaneous files - I originally downloaded these files.
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I already tried "Take Ownership", but no luck.
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Office 2013 on CD would not install on Win 10
So installed 2010 - it is fully updated.
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Office 2013 on CD would not install on Win 10
So installed 2010 - it is fully updated.

2013 should install fine on Win 10. Can you give us screenshots of the file and the properties screen and any error dialog?
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The Whole Truth:
1) The downloaded ZIP files (desktop and laptop) on Win 7 Pro - when I extracted them, they become encrypted and had green color as in the link below - I was too busy and never paid attention to the color - besides Win 7 gave me full control of the files:
http://superuser.com/questions/29...7-explorer

2) After the Win 10 upgrade, they become in accessible.

3) Lucky break on Desktop
I used a new HD to install Win 10 - so I swapped the HD to Win 7 and decrypted them. There was also another issue I took care as u can see in the link below - used the "SysTools UnBlocker" as well - the "Take Control" did not do anything:
https://social.technet.microsoft....tasecurity

Then I swapped the HD to Win 10 and I can access the files.

4) However, I used the same HD on Laptop - so I could not do anything

I do not know why Win 7 Pro encrypts and then still give access!


Moral of the story, edit registry to disable encryption. There are third party software that are free too.
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