Windows 10: Unable To Unlock Folders and Files From Read Only

Discus and support Unable To Unlock Folders and Files From Read Only in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I just purchased a new laptop and manually transferred my files from the old laptop using an external hard drive. Both operating systems are Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by drprincess, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Unable To Unlock Folders and Files From Read Only


    I just purchased a new laptop and manually transferred my files from the old laptop using an external hard drive. Both operating systems are Windows 10. All of the files are accessible but all of the folders, sub-folders and files are in Read-Only. I attempted to turn off Read-Only using the following steps:


    1. Right Click On Documents

    2. Click Properties

    3. Un-clicked Read-Only

    4. Clicked Apply

    5. Selected: Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files

    6. Clicked OK

    7. The system showed that it was applying the new attributes

    8. Clicked OK to close Properties dialog box

    9. Right clicked on Documents and Properties to make sure the change held

    10. Dialog box shows the folder is still Read-Only


    I then tried to change permissions on the C drive using these steps:


    1. Right Clicked on Windows C:

    2. Clicked Properties

    3. Clicked on Security Tab

    4. Under Permissions for Authenticated Users I clicked on Advanced button

    5. Selected Authenticated Users then clicked Edit

    6. Changed Applies To drop down menu to "This folder, subfolders and files"

    7. Made sure all Basic Permissions were selected Full Control, Modify, Read & Execute, List folder contents, Read, Write

    8. When I hit apply I received this message:


    You are about to change permissions on the root directory of the startup disk. This can reduce the security of your computer and cause users to have problems accessing files. Do you want to continue?


    I clicked Yes then started getting error messages:


    Error Applying Security

    An error occurred while applying security information to:

    C:\$Recycle Bin

    Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access Denied


    When I clicked continue the same error popped up with a different C: location. I am not sure this is a safe thing to continue so I stopped. Because I stopped, the permissions have not been changed leaving me stuck in Read-Only.


    Should I continue through the error messages to change the permissions? Or is there something else I should do to disengage Read-Only?

    :)
     
    drprincess, Jan 27, 2020
    #1

  2. Folder locked and dissapeared after unlock

    Well here's something i found on this:

    Lost my files in Folder Lock

    But it doesn't work here , i don't have that folder.

    Can somebody help me searching for a solution , tnx.

    EDIT:

    I did that and that's when the folder just disappeared but the data is still there, the program is very confusing about restoring files , it says that "files should become unlocked automatically" ... so where the heck are manual unlocking instructions.

    It's not an encrypt , it's just a password lock , so data is all open. The problem is, i would get like 225 GB of individual files off the HDD recovery , i just want the harder way of accessing the folder but getting the folder structure , where can i find the time to SORT 220 GB of data omg.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Jan 27, 2020
    #2
  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Unable To Unlock Folders and Files From Read Only :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 27, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable To Unlock Folders and Files From Read Only

    Read only folder

    Hi Jim,

    We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10.

    Before proceeding, we need more information to help you better.


    • Do you want to change the permissions to certain program/folder?

    • Have you signed in through Microsoft/Local account?

    A read-only file is protected from accidental deletion and changes to its content.

    Step 1: What is a read-only file or folder?

    A read-only file is protected from accidental deletion and changes to its content. To change a file to read-only, right-click the file, and then click
    Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the
    General tab, and then select the
    Read-only check box. To make changes to a read-only file, clear the
    Read-only check box, or save the file with a different name.

    Step 2: Prevent changes to a file or folder (read-only)

    Setting your important or personal files to read-only can help protect them from unintentional or unauthorized changes. When a file is set to read-only, it cannot be changed.

    • Right-click the file or folder you want to set to read-only, and then click
      Properties.
    • Click the General tab, select the Read-only check box, and then click
      OK.
    If you need to make changes to the file or folder later, you can turn off the read-only setting by clearing the
    Read-only check box.

    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with this issue. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Jan 27, 2020
    #4
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