How To Remove Padlock Or Lock Icon From Drives In Windows 10



How To Remove Padlock Or Lock Icon From Drives In Windows 10.

If you see a lock icon overlaid on your files or folders, it means the sharing or security options have been tampered with, either by you or a software or when changing operating systems and migrating data or when tweaking the HomeGroup settings. The padlock icon means that the file or folder is not shared with anyone. The padlock usually appears on PC’s with HomeGroups.

To solve this problem, you either need to take ownership of that folder or change your user’s access rights. You need to be an administrator in order to make this kind of change. This can be done by changing the security settings on the folder to allow…

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