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Locked Folders - Documents And Settings


My "documents and settings" folder on my c: drive is locked - it has a padlock on the folder. Nothing i do changes this. I am the administrator, logged in as such. I can't look at the folder, change it's security settings - i an't do anything with it. I have other folders witht he same thing, including my profile folder under "users".

This is a a vista upgrade, but it was a basic vista setup, just one user (me) and nothing else installed as it was a new hard drive. Why on earth are my folders, on my computer, locked to me?


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