Windows 10: All new files on drive C have gold lock icon

Discus and support All new files on drive C have gold lock icon in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been running this new Windows 10 PC for over a month, but somehow in the last day or two I've noticed that every new file I create on drive C has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by d4005, Jun 25, 2019.

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    All new files on drive C have gold lock icon


    I've been running this new Windows 10 PC for over a month, but somehow in the last day or two I've noticed that every new file I create on drive C has a gold lock icon on it. It doesn't seem to affect what I can do with the file(s), but is a bit annoying. I don't know how this has suddenly started happening.

    It doesn't happen on internal drives D, E, and F, and external USB drives G and H. I don't have bitlocker enabled for drive C (thanks to Google I ended up checking that). I can remove the gold lock icon by right-clicking on the folder that contains any files that have the lock, but then every new file I have has it. Also, if I copy/paste a file to make a copy that also gets the gold lock (basically because it's also just another new file).

    How can I stop this happening?

    edit: I remembered that a few days ago I was trying to create a zip file with password protection, so it might well have been something I did in that failed attempt to get a password-protected zip. Considering that I never managed to even do it though, I'd be surprised. That's a question for the future I guess ... how can you create a zip/compressed-folder that is password-protected and/or encrypted.

    :)
     
    d4005, Jun 25, 2019
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  2. C Drive icon disapear?

    I was trying to install need for speed pro street demo. I install it in C drive directory. Somehow it got currupted.. so I delete the files manually in C drive and reboot and download pro street again.

    Now my C drive picture Icon disapear and now it just a white square. Did when I was deleting pro street files in C drive somehow it effect the C drive icon? or did I accidently delete something that is not pro street file?

    How do I make my C drive picture Icon back?
     
    HiddenStupid, Jun 25, 2019
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  3. Appended icon in some files in Win7

    Ah LMAO

    Now i think what's it is

    The Admin account Im on has denied permissions of access for other users (cannot access folder lists, no reading no writting)

    But I can others.

    Some of the Fraps Movies I moved from C:/ other_user ... to D: ... but D is public for everyone. (games/data)

    But still why the heck do encoded files retain that ... it's weird.

    EDIT: There should be some win7 article on this, there should be more of these variants. But there's no LOCK icon on the folders either.

    Also I found the LOCK icon to be kind of stupid ... when you have access it's shown as "locked" but when you dont have access it's not shown at all.

    Yes the permissions are retained for other_user , it's denied and I also can't seems to remove that ... Ah these inherited permissions, need to move em around ... but need to wait to complete first.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Jun 25, 2019
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  4. All new files on drive C have gold lock icon

    hard drive icon?

    Hi, i am trying to change my hard drive icon and have never done it before. I searched and found a little guide but it didnt work. I downloaded an icon from iconarchive.com and so its a single icon in an ico file type.

    It opened notepad and typed:

    [autorun]

    icon=C:\"the file extenstion".ico

    and saved it as "C:\autrun.inf"

    but this is how it turned out:


    All new files on drive C have gold lock icon funnyicon.jpg



    can anyone help me with this?
     
    Pitchblack1110, Jun 25, 2019
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