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Q: unlock pdf files

I have recently downloaded some blank census forms ,from Ancestry, which are in pdf format.

My intention was to extract data from the census relevant to my ancestors and fill in the blank forms and store on my hard drive, rather than print the form fill in by hand and keep a hard copy. However I cannot type any data onto the form as I suspect the form may be protected.

I downloaded a trial version of abode acrobat pro but I wasn't able to do what I wanted. The nearest I came to it was by using the "typewriter" tool. But this was rather long winded as I had to open the tool , type in the information in the relevant field and reopen the tool before I could type in the next field (unless I was doing something wrong).

Is there any way I can unlock the files to be able to type in the relevant fields.

The forms can be found here http://www.ancestry.co.uk/charts/ukcensus.aspx

Thanks for any suggestions.

Preferred Solution: unlock pdf files

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A: unlock pdf files

Does the site want you to pay for the form first or is it supposed to be all free to take and modify?

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Anyone know why these are all locked and how to unlock them? It keeps saying access is denied every time I try to open any of them.

A:How to unlock files?

Quote: Originally Posted by hallbl06

Anyone know why these are all locked and how to unlock them? It keeps saying access is denied every time I try to open any of them.

See if post #6 in the following link helps;

"My Documents" folder is locked

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If I have a rar file I downloaded awhile back but it was password protected, is there any programs I can get for free that can unlock it for me?

A:Unlock Rar Files

Welcome to BC sko!

Well, there isnt really anyway that I know of to unlock a password protected Rar file. There are programs on the internet which say that can unlock Rar files, but I doubt they do what they really say. Also, if you know where you downlaoded the file from, maybe it says what the password is near the link etc.

EDIT: Actually, when I think about it I dont know if this topic is allowed because it involves cracking passwords.

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How do I unlocked locked files in XP?

A:Unlock locked files in XP

Which files are they and type? Who's files are they? Which directory (folder) are the files in?

We need a detailed description of what you are trying to do so we can better assist you.
I edited your title to your thread so that other members can find the same issues on the web.

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I am Running Windows XP and i came across a problem where i have multilple files are green like history_report.doc and it wont let me open it or even try unlock it through the properties tab. i was wondering what is the best way to solve that problem

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N970 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463338 MB, Free - 421781 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 7551
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled

Hi I posted a few days ago, really need some expert help on this. i know this site is very busy, so I'm trying to help myself while waiting for help. does anyone know how I can unlock these files to scan & fix?Or are they supposed to be locked? I really don't think so. AVG found them while scanning in safe mode. Neither Malware Bytes or Spybot found anything. my admin. reports show something is taking ownership of my files and even changing the name on my PC. I also have to manually change my file sharing & network discovery settings, EVERY time I start my PC. This is really scarey as I now have 2 new PCs both Acers less than 12 months old, and they are both infected. Anyone have any ideas of how I can help myself while waiting? here is the AVG locked file report, my other posts have the HJT logs and DDS, if needed. thanks so much....

AVG 2012 Anti-Virus command line scanner
Copyright (c) 1992 - 2011 AVG Technologies
Program version 2012.0.1873, engine 2012.0.2102
Virus Database: Version 2102/4677 2011-12-12

C:\Documents and ... Read more

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I had a Tecra S11 before and I encrypted a few file on that machine. I already changed the machine to a newer hp laptop with Win10.

How can I decrypt the .tofp files on the HP W10 machine?

It has a Fringerprint sensor too, but I think it is different than the Tecra had.

Is it possible?

The Tecra was updated to W10 too. from W 7 pro

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I have some files on and external drive that I think are bitlocked but I don't see any way were I can enter in the key to unlock them. If I copy/paste them, I eventually get to a point where it says 'You require permission from "bitlock ## I assume"
to make changes to this file'. How do I unlock these files. I have the recovery key(s) but don't know how to assign it to the files.

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How do I unlock multiple document files in windows 7

A:unlock multiple document files

Hi Herm61 , how are these files 'locked' could you please give some more information

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i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...

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Hi.Recently, I was told to download some softwares by a friend, and running them before patching some other softwares on my computer. After which, I realised that my IE settings are blocked/restricted/limited. Next, I realised that on mIRC it is locked and I do not have any means to join other channels.Using HijackThis tutorial + its software, I've managed to remove the IE settings limitations. However, that is not for the case of mIRC. There may be some other problems together with this patching done, which I may not have noticed.Can mIRC lock be removed through HijackThis? Merely uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't work.Is it okay for my computer's log to be looked through, and the potential harms be brought up to my attention? Your time will be appreciated.Thank you!*EDIT:I've removed the mIRC password lock through editting the registry key, and it worked.However, the opened channels still auto close whenever I try joining.May I ask if my logs could be looked through to see if my computer is clean and such? Thank you.---The below is the log from HijackThis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:13:45 PM, on 9/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:Unable To Unlock Mirc Due To Running Some Files

to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you would still like help, please post a new HiJack This log below, as things may have changed on your system.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebS... Read more

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I have a rogue employee in my office.
Long story, but can't get rid of him just yet.
Confirmed he's running a business from inside my business.
Confirmed he's deleted a directory where I carelessly stored evidence of his internal theft from the business in the $30k range.
Confirmed activities on Craig's list/gay/porno activities.
ISP shut me down a few months ago for "spam" coming from our office.
We just installed a key logger to try to get info.
His office computer connected to mine via a switch.

Noticed today that he's installed IObit's file/folder locker.
I need to:
1. locate locked files and folders.
2. then one of the following:
open them
delete them
copy them for further analysis
Any help would be appreciated.

PS: Clearly, I'm not very bright. You'd think I'd have better security and daily backups.

A:How can I unlock rogue employee's directories and files?

I think you should seek legal advice before you seek computer advice. If you can't remove him from the computer (yet? why?) then wait until you can.

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Western Digital WD My Passport 2 TB external hard drive
Western Digital's security software allows a password to be set on the external drive, encrypting it. When the drive is connected to a PC, a virtual CD (VCD) partition runs (via autorun) an unlocker utility WD Drive Unlock.exe, that allows password entry.
When I connect the locked drive to a Windows 7 PC (that does not have any WD software installed), the autoun popup appears and I select "Run WD Drive Unlock.exe". At that point, User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, requiring Administrator
password in order to continue.
WD Drive Unlock then lets me enter password.
Because of UAC elevation, the unlocker can be used only by an Administrator user or by a standard user account who knows the Administrator password.

Is UAC elevation prompt truly necessary?
Is it appearing because Western Digital hasn't coded the unlocker exe correctly, or would any such utility require UAC elevation?

I'd like to find a way that a standard user account can run the unlocker to enter passsword and access the external drive, without having to know the Windows Admin password.

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1st of all, im not sure in which topic i have to post this issue,
sorry if im post it in wrong page

unlock.exe <-- using this software, its locked all the access, and unable to unlock,

/me if this software run has admin, we can unlock it back,
but, the rite click was disabled,
to repair registry, locked too,
to access C:, locked too...

Its all checked - have to unchacke

Ubah - Change
Keluar - Exit
Settingan yang diubah - changed settings
Tambah Toolbar - Add Toolbar
Hapus History - clear History
Tidak ada autorun - No Autorun
Jam Taskbar - Taskbar Clock

The Software -

Please Guide me,
Thanx alot...

- NavinS

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I have a folder with 70gb data (multiple folders & files inside). To restrict access to this folder, I changed the permissions by doing the following, Right click on Folder -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Change Permissions -> Edit -> 'Check' Deny -> Apply. Now to change the permissions back to normal, I followed the same to 'Uncheck' deny and Apply. But, only the main folder got its permissions back but all the files & folders are said to be locked. That means, I have to unlock each & every file and folder (they are in 100's) by setting their permissions which is a horrifying task. I need help in unlocking them to normal at ONE GO. Please do the needful.

How to I unlock my primary folder, including all the sub folders and files inside my primary folder, at one go ?

A:How to unlock permissions to 'Allow' access to a Folder that has multiple files

You should have put a check in the box in the bottom of the Permissionstab window. Include inheritable permissions from the objects parent. Try Denying the whole folder and then change the permissions back to Normal and be sure to check that box.

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I had stored the PFX files once I had created the password, now I have formatted my windows. So how can I use PFX file to unlock my drive.

A:How to unlock Bitlocker drive using recovery of encrypted files

See if this helps: Bitlocker Data Recovery Agent

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I have a folder with 70gb data (multiple folders & files inside). To restrict access to this folder, I changed the permissions by doing the following,
Right click on Folder -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Change Permissions -> Edit -> 'Check' Deny -> Apply.

Now to change the permissions back to normal, I followed the same to 'Uncheck' Deny and Apply.
But, only the main folder got its permissions back but all the files & folders are said to be locked.
That means, I have to unlock each & every file and folder (they are in 100's) by setting their permissions which is a horrifying task. I need help in unlocking them to normal at ONE GO. Please do the needful.

How to I unlock my primary folder, including all the sub folders and files inside my primary folder, at one go ?

Thanks in advance.

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If you are looking for ransomware decrypt tools to unlock files locked by ransomware on your Windows computer, then this list is what you are looking for. Ransomware threats are on the rise, and every other day we get to read about it ? whether it is Petya or Locky. This class of malware seems to be the favorite now as it is very profitable ? lock down users files and data and the demand money to unlock them.
While there are some basic steps one can take to prevent ransomware, including making use of some free anti-ransomware software, it can still happen that you end up being a victim of some ransomware.

Well, what does one do if that happens?

Ransomware Decryptor Tools

First of all, identify the Ransomware which has infected your computer. For this, you may use a free online service called ID Ransomware

If you are able to identify the ransomware, check if a ransomware decrypt tool is available for your type of ransomware. Currently, the following decryptor tools are available.

You may go through the entire list or press Ctrl+F and search for a specific ransomware or tool.

1] Emsisoft has just released its Decrypter for AutoLocky. AutoLocky is a new ransomware that tries to imitate the sophisticated Locky ransomware but is nowhere near as complex, which makes decryption feasible. Victims of AutoLocky will find their files encrypted and renamed to *.locky. It is available here.

2] Decrypter for HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt Ransomware: HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt are t... Read more

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What a mess.

I attempted a homegroup between a desktop and a laptop. It all worked, but when poking around Properties applets, I found that the desktop Jim-GLH (Jim) no longer "owned" any of the shared folders. An "unknown account" was now owner. After playing around with right-click "share with nobody" and "share read with homegroup" "share read/write with homegroup", etc. I have some inconsistencies. Depending on what "level" you share (folder depth), which screen in Windows Explorer, etc., some strange things happen. I have since forced ownership back to Jim on Jim-GLH by using the SECURITY applet somehow.

As part of this, I now recall I was fumbling with trying to get ownership back and unchecked/checked the "inherit permissions" on these folders and got them mucked up. Luckily I just found this:

Remove Lock Icon on Folder in Windows 7

But as usual, there's a nuance. The poster of the webpage above says to hit OK 3 times. Evidently, you do NOT hit the APPLY button. So, I was able to remove the lock from the newly created test E:\Eshared folder (below).

I have since revoked the homegroup from both computers.

Desktop - Windows 7
Computer: Jim-GLH
User: Jim (no password, admin)

Laptop - Windows 8
Computer: Jim-Laptop
User: Laptop (no password, admin) - chosen so as to not confuse "Jims"

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I'm helping a friend who had a malware infection, which has now apparently been eradicated. Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit. I don't know if the problems it still has are a result of the malware, or if they were preexisting on my friend's computer. But I suspect they were used by the malware to protect itself.

*The taskbar won't unlock, even temporarily (in contrast to the folder properties issue mentioned below).
*I can't show hidden files/extensions, even temporarily.
*Folder properties can't be altered permanently, e.g. the user documents folder is always displayed as "Pictures and Videos" type instead of "All Items" ; can't set to use Windows Classic folders, show full path in Title Bar, etc. These items CAN be altered temporarily, but the previous settings always revert on rebooting.)
*Context menu items such as new folder, new text document are not present.
*Deleted files do not show up in the recycle bin.
*No matter which browser (FF or MSIE) is set as default, when the default browser is reopened it always states to this effect: "This is not the default browser. Would you like to make it the default browser?"

These did not return to normal after doing a system restore to 3 weeks before the time the malware became apparent.
The system restore was done before eliminating the malware. The following were tried afterwards:
I ran Unhide (from Bleepingcomputer) several times; no effect.
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A:Taskbar won't unlock, can't show hidden files/extensions, missing context menu items

If a new admin account you have created posts no issues at all, then it strongly indicates that the "old" admin account has been corrupted.

Removal of the old admin is the order of the day.

How to deal with corrupted user profile :

Note : You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to complete these steps, including the new account you just created.

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These people are making a lot of $. 5 million per year pushing this fake crap. I have a feeling it will get worse with the economy situation. Don't let your friends and family fall for this kind of stuff. I have "fixed" a lot of my friend's and family's computers with this kind of "problem"

Interesting little article

New ransomware holds Windows files hostage, demands $50

A:"Ransomware" - $50 to unlock files

If you perform regular (weekly) data/User file backups, and a 6-month Image of the PC, and run a top rated antivirus/antimalware program, Its not a problem-simply re-install and In two hours time you are back were you where a week earlier even if the malware gets a foothold.

Or you can just install the Fix-
Anti FileFix Download Link

In order to use the program you should follow these steps:Run Anti FileFix
When the program opens, click on the Select Folder button and then select the folder you would like to scan. If you wish to scan an entire drive, then select the particular drive letter. When the drive is selected, press the OK button.At this point you can click on the Scan button in order for the program to scan your computer for encrypted files. This mode does not decrypt these files. On the other hand, if you wish to find and decrypt any files that Anti FileFix finds, then you should click on the Scan and Fix button.When the files are decrypted, they will be decrypted into a new filename in the same folder with _fixed(1) appended to the original filename. So if the file was named test.doc, the decrypted version will be test_fixed(1).doc.

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In Windows XP if a user locked their pc I could simply unlock it using my user name and password because I am the network administrator. This does not seem to work in Windows 7. Is there some setting to return to the way it used to be in XP?

A:Unlock pc

unfortunately; i do not believe there is a way to do such a thing because windows 7 is pretty much a updated version of windows vista whereas xp was completely different in terms of the architecture of the operating system as vista and 7 I would say are more secure than xp by a long shot.

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I have locked my usb with password and it gets unlocked in my dell laptop. But I have recently changed my laptop with no access to old laptop. I have forgotten the password for usb. I don't know how to get the recovery key of my old laptop. I was using dell Vostro 14 series with windows 10 in it. And now I am using Lenovo notepad with windows 10. Can you help me with a way to unlock the usb as it is urgent.


A:unlock usb

What USB
a flash pen
a usb connected hard drive

What is on the USB whatever it is , anything you need

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I spilled something on mouse the other day and as a result I cannot right-click. Instead, I press shift and click. For some reason, lately, I have not been able to do this. I also notice that the function key is not doing anything and the F1-12 buttons work without it, as if the Fn is locked. Does anyone know how to change this back? I can't right click at all anymore and its kind of annoying.

A:How to unlock Fn key?

A 5 button mouse costs around $15. What's your excuse for trying to fix it? Just replace it.

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hi to all hope someone can help asap last night i was messing around with settings on pc as it wouldnt shut down ,got it to close in end but now when i start up it has gone to adminstater log in screen which happens to be the person i brought the pc off few months back off ebay i dont no password and cant contact him obviously how can i get my pc back i have work on there i need to finish can i put it into recovery or something plz help ......................

A:Need To Unlock Pc

I can only offer 2 suggestionsleave it blank and hit EnterTry ADMIN-admin-or AdminAny other suggestions violates BC rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.SorryTopic closed

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Hey guys, i'm currently running a system with a p4p800 se m/b and a p4 2.4Ghz proc. with 1.5gb of ddr 400 ram 2 X 512mb and 2 X 256mb. The problem i'm having is that, my bios sets my fsb at 133 and my ram speed to 266mhz, what i'd like to know is if there is a custom bios or something that can help me unlock the multiplier. I have overclocked my processor to 3.2Ghz and it's running cooler with my cpu cooler but that only pushes my ram to 333mhz. Can you help me?

A:P4 Cpu unlock?

P4s are multi locked. There are hardware hacks to unlock however I never recommend doing so.

If it is just that your ram speed increases and you do not want it to, just use a lower divider or ram speed. When you raise the fsb, it is back to where it should be.

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I do have PC based on Gigabyte 970A-DS3P motherboard, I bought it already assembled, and out of the box it had this 3TB Hdd Unlock program installed. I would have to reinstall my system soon and I was wandering what exactly this software is for? What is it do? Will I need it when I'll reinstall my system or not really?

A:3TB Hdd Unlock

It's most likely intended to allow you to see and be able to use all of a large drive.

Windows can only see and utilize about 2.2 TB on a drive that is initialized as MBR. If you had a 3 or 4 TB drive, the portion above 2.2 would be useless and not even visible.

The standard way around that is to initialize as GPT, rather than MBR. GPT doesn't have that 2.2 TB limitation.

BUT--some motherboard manufacturers have provided downloadable software that can overcome the MBR limitation. It tricks Windows, so that you can see and use the portion above 2.2 TB. I'm not sure if it's usable on drives larger than 3 TB. I'm pretty sure that's what Gigabyte has provided to you in this case. I'd guess you have a 3 TB drive and the builder knew of the limitation, so used this special Gigabyte download.

It doesn't have anything to do with installing Windows per se. If your drives are under 2.2 TB you don't need it or if you can initialize the drive as GPT rather than MBR, you don't need it. Otherwise, you do need it, unless you don't care about not being able to use all of a large drive.

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anybody knows how can i unlock my pc if i don't have the password.

A:unlock my pc

Is it when you start the computer or when you login. Here is the login password reset.

Reset User Account Password

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Q: Unlock

I have an ibm laptop, and it is locked.
I would like to know how i can unlock it?


if it is bios locked only ibm can tell you and they will need you to prove ownership first

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Q: unlock

my computer had a system recovery and i want to find out how to get all my stuff back from my hard drive disc D but it has a lock on it and it doesnt let me open it what do i do


what is the exact error message you're getting?

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Q: Unlock

How can I unlock the hard drive


Hi, and welcome to TSG.

That would depend on the details and specifics about the hardware, operating system, and how the drive was locked; none of which you have shared with us.

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My number will not unlock on the number pad, they work well with number above the letter, I have hit the unlock too many times and it will not unlock, can you help?

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hi guys i have 3tb+unlock it says available drivers 2048gb but i cant click on create,recover or parition. what should i do? i have window 10. please help

A:3tb+unlock need help please

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Well I never thought I would be here. I was doing regular check-up on all computers when the
wife gave me her Dell Inspiron Mini, forgot the password I was told this problem is new to me./ No clue
Dell Inspiron Mini  OS XP
What do I do

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Q: unlock

when my computer first comes on there is a box in the middle of the screen that says locked and i press on that then I can use it how do i get rid of that box so i can turn it on and it goes straight onto windows I have vista thanks


Take a look here.

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I have an Inspiron 2650 and the Fn key is locked.....my cat sat on the keyboard.I have tried everything I can think of to unlock but to no avail.  I have to use the Fn key for all keys that have both characters/numbers or letter/numbers.  Anyone know how to unlock?? There are 3 indicator lights at the top of the keyboard....1 is CAPS lock, 1 is  NUMS lock and the third is what is lit and apparently controls this function but I have no idea what it is called.   Sorry if I am not explaining myself properly.   Thanks.  

A:Unlock Fn Key

hold down the fn key and tap f12. (or scroll lock if it isn't f12)

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just want to make use of garbage

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I need help unlocking bitlocker

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Hi, I was using a program called (not sure) "USB lock". I used it to put a password on my files. I have put it on a personal map with all my pictures. Now all my pictures are gone, everything is empty and there is only a code left. It's a .plist file. I don't know what happened, I just want my photo's back I think I lost them all. Is there anything I can open this file with or is there anything I can do to undo this?

Thanks Katie

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guys,Im playing NovaRO,at my home using my laptop,
and I get permanently banned by the server because I was breaking their laws of the game.
now I would like to register a new account on that game,and try to connect to the server with my current laptop
and it cant connected,it said I was get banned...eventho I was using a different accounts member
so basically I was trying to use my friend laptop at my home and it works
I was assuming that the server game was banned my mac address,and my windows serial key
or probably my motherboard serial numbers.

so far,I did try to change my mac address and using a virtual windows to try to connect to this server again
and still..they still can detect me as their current users...using any their game account..
any advice or suggestion guys to solve this kind of problem?in case I'm still want to use my laptop instead of changing it just for this game?
thank you very much.

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I asked the following in another forum and rec'd the quality answer, below.  Unfortunately the last step was to follow instructions from a linked resource.  The steps that were written did not occur as written.  I am hoping this forum can
help me complete the unlocking of my internal HDD.  I do not have an install or sys repair disk, or access to another win 7 home Prem computer.  Also, I have a 64 bit laptop but the pre-installed  OS is x86.  I burned the x64 ISO, should
I have burned the x86
**Original QUESTION**
My system crashed yesterday and when I tried to refresh the error message said the hard drive was locked, and I needed to unlock it.  When I tried the Arcronis true image 2013 sys disk, the error message said it could not find the hard drive. 
I suspect I had a system attack and I want to know if there is anyway I can unlock the Hard drive when I have no access to the operating system?

You'll need a Windows 7 System Repair Disc or a Windows 7 installation DVD.
If you don't have either of the above, you can create a System Repair Disc if you have access to a working Windows 7 computer with the same architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) as the problem computer.  See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17423/windows-7-create-system-repair-disc
If you don't have either disc and you don't have another Windows 7 computer, download the appropriate Windows 7 ISO file here:  http://windows... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm using a laptop (pentium III, 128mb, 20gb) with a qwerty keyboard. The problem is that some keys are locked in Fn mode. Such as p (is -) o (is 6) etc..
I tries rebooting, hitting f11, f10, system restore but it didnt work. The strnage thing is that other keys such as all the F (1to 12) keys which also have a second function with Fn seem to work like normal.
When I use the Fn key with for instance p I get p but when I hit p without Fn I get -.
Any ideas?

A:Fn key locked and cant unlock

Is this an external keyboard? See if there is a numlock button (possibly turned on in the bios on boot up) and try pushing that. Laptop make and model and keyboard make and model would help us give you better advice.

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Hi Everyone,Can anyone help me, I download the software Priyan's Folder Protect and install it its work fine, but now i have a big problem, when trying to open locked folder i got the Control Panel and can't unlock any files.Please Help, and thk for replyingJo

A:Help Pl To Unlock Folder

This topic, Folder Protect _Errors Fixed, may help you.

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I'm having a problem connecting my laptop to an external monitor. I've encountered this problem a few times now. My external monitor will just stop working one day, and the only way I've found to fix it is to delete the keys located in the EFI partition.

After the keys are deleted I can reset EFI in the BIOS and the monitor will then be detected by Windows. It's getting to be really annoying having to reset EFI every couple days. So, I decided to see if I could unlock the EFI partition and try to remedy this problem.

So far I managed to set the partition as a basic data partition using SET ID=ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7

Next, I assigned it a drive letter. But if I try to explore the contents I get an error saying "I don't have permission".

Does anyone know how to assign the correct permissions??

A:Unlock EFI Partition

Not sure the EFI partition is related to your situation. But would you describe how you are "Deleting the keys" and what type of keys they are?

Are you running Windows 8 in the Secure Boot mode? Are you referring to the keys associated with that?

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i download a jpg , a wallpaper
and with a right click i found i translate with google

the file is from another computer.For help protect your computer could be blocked

on the right there is

undo block

but it doesn't work because i click on undo block ,apply ->ok
but the file is still blocked

and i'm the administrator


A:cannot unlock a file

A screenshot would help.

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For those that were hit by this ransomware, this article might be a solution to decrypting your files:


Might be handy for a future reference.

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