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, Andy M <trumpy81@...> wrote:
> GDay Wayne,
> Corruption of the ACL can occur when transferring files but in this case
> the files are locked by the UAC because access to them has been deemed
> 'unauthorised'. This occurs because the third party program has been
> given an incorrect ID or access level or that ID is somehow corrupted
> and it does not match the expected ID or access level at the time of
> writing the file to disk.
> It is part of the UAC and turning off UAC resolves the issue. However,
> it is often better to leave the UAC on and simply elevate the related
> program to administrator status by setting the 'Run as administrator'
> option or simply right clicking on a programs shortcut and choosing that
> Unfortunately, in Windows, there are many ways in which the ACL becomes
> corrupted or 'out of sync' as you have found and described.
> There is also some malware that will corrupt the ACL as well and that
> can be a nightmare to resolve, I can tell ya ... lol
> Andy M
> Wayne VanWeerthuizen wrote:
> > On 7/23/2013 9:03 AM, iteambiz wrote:
> > > I have been trying to transfer my files from one computer to my
> > laptop with negative results. I can transfer all the old files that are
> > unlocked but my new files are all locked and will not transfer. I don't
> > understand why all new files are locked. I know it has something to do
> > with property and permissions but how do I unlock the files or insure
> > all new files are not locked? I am using 6.1 full version. Any help
> > would be appreciated.
> > >
> > If your problem is the same as what I've seen before (when transferring
> > files using external USB
> > harddrives permissions can get messed up this way) this should fix it.
> > But try to make sure you
> > know what you are doing, Google for more information if need be, since
> > this could also mess things
> > up worse if done wrong.
> > It sounds like the ownership of the files may have got corrupted. Each
> > file and folder is "owned"
> > by a particular user account on its machine. (Even if accounts on
> > different machines have the same
> > user name, they can still have different hidden user ID numbers for the
> > owners of the files.) On
> > rare occasions this problem occurs when files are owned by an account
> > created on different machine
> > than the where the files are actually located. This can occur with files
> > written by another machine
> > to a folder on an external drive that doesn't have default security
> > settings.
> > Try going to a folder that contains all the files you are concerned
> > about (but which if possible,
> > doesn't contain any system folders, as you don't want to weaken the
> > security on them. The steps
> > below are generally safe to do with your My Documents folder, but could
> > cause security weaknesses
> > if done on the Windows folder or the Program Files folder.) Then select
> > that folder's properties,
> > and then click the Security tab, then clicked advanced, then click the
> > owner tab. Click edit at
> > the bottom, then change the owner to your user name, and make sure
> > replace user on subcontainers
> > and objects is checked. Then it will fix the owner of all the files at
> > once when you click okay,
> > and it may take several minutes.
> > Then close windows until you are back to the security tab. Click edit.
> > If your username is not
> > in the list that appears, use add to add it. Give yourself full control
> > then click okay. Now
> > wait again while the permissions are fixed on all the files in the
> > selected folder and its
> > subfolders.
> > Next go back to the general properties tab for the folder, and make sure
> > read only is cleared.
> > Click ok and then click "apply to this folder, subfolders, and files."
> > Wait again for Windows
> > to process the files.
> > Now all there shouldn't be any permission settings preventing you from
> > reading and writing
> > any file in that folder.
I have fixed my problem with the locked files. I really do appreciate the extensive explanations given by all. Tks again for your help.