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How Do You Unlock A File

Q: How Do You Unlock A File

I can no longer initialize a program. When I try to enter, instead of loading the program, I am told the file is locked, use the Properties command in Windows Explorer. I can not find any mention of an Unclock command on the Properties sheet in WE. What should I know about Locked files that I don't know?

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A: How Do You Unlock A File

files are usually locked because they are already in use by windows.
what do you mean by
When I try to enter, instead of loading the programClick to expand...

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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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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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How can I unlock a password protected PDF file?

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I've installed a 32-bit Metastock program in my 64-bit Windows 7. The program uses lots of templates and I imported them from a 32-bit Windows XP system. They work well but when I create a new template in Windows 7 the icon for that template has a golden lock attached to it. I can delete the template but I can't copy it, edit it, or replace another template with it.

There are several posts in this Forum but I couldn't determine if they were talking about the same problem I have and I really didn't understand the fixes recommended. Looks like Microsoft has created a clever but obscure procedure that's hard to change.

Anyway, any help you can give will be appreciated.

A:How to unlock a template file?

See if taking ownership will work Take Ownership Shortcut

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I have never had this before...I have a locked file and I cannot figure out how to unlock it. I am an avid Photoshop user. To day I was editing a picture and when I went to save it, message is locked go to explorer to unlock. I did and I cannot figure what to do. I have about 12 files in a file, only one is locked, all of the rest I can edit and save with no problem. The pic are on a card, I put card into down loader and put them into a new folder for them...and I start the editing procedure...edit and save. until I get this new message on just on file(image) and i cannot figure out how to unlock it.(it is driver me crazy) I could delete it and go on with life and but it is bugging me because I like the picture.
So in simple terms and step by step how do I correct this situation
The pc is a dell with win 7 ultimate on it

A:how to unlock a locked file

Right click the locked file and click on Properties,
Go to the Security section/ Advanced button of the bottom of the page,
Permissions section/ Change permissions button on the bottom,
Check the box Include Inheritable permissions from this objects parent/ Apply and Okay/ Okay/Okay.
The lock should be removed.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Please help my boss. She was out of the office Friday, locked her files in a psd file folder on her desktop (windows xp) and has forgotten the exact password. She thinks it is one thing, we have tried every variation of that, but fear now it is not that and any possibility of deciphering now may be lost. We were on the phone with the company's IT dept yesterday and they do not seem to have the ability to do it remotely, restore her email with the files from as far back as a year ago, nor send someone to sit and crack it. Any suggestions on any steps we could take to solve this issue. They were important files, otherwise they wouldn't have been locked or given this much effort to unlock. We looked at Cain and Abel, as well as Brute Force, but cannot give the computer up for that amount of time for the program to crack the code. Thank you kindly for any help.

A:Password unlock of psd file folder

Well, we can't really assist with passwords, so I'm going to have to close this one. Best bet is to continue to work with the company IT staff on this one.

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An evil virus ate my computer. Now I need to restore my email system. I use Outlook Express. I have diligently backed up my address book and identities over the years because I use it to mail out a weekly music newsletter in my local area and around the world.

The backups were made with Inachis e-backup 1.4. When I re-install the program it asks for two registration codes. But I only have the one original that came with the previous version.

I haven't had a problem for years, but when I went in search of Inachis I found that they went out of business years ago. Does anyone have any idea how I can either get the program to work without registering it again, or how to unpack the .eba backup file?

Is there any way to contact former Inachis people to see if they can help me with a fix?

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I am on the prowl for a SIMPLE way of passwording any file(s) or folder(s) in the computer file hierarchy. Casual visitors snooping in my files while I might be away is the focus here. I took the problem to another forum (http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/lockingunlocking-folderfile?replies=26) and got an answer that is an alternative to what I am really hoping to find. Does anyone know of a passwording program that uses a file access request interceptor?

Here is an exerpt of the basic interest:

"I would like to be able to cruise through the file hierarchy in Windows Explorer or My Computer and right click on any file or folder, having the context menu give me a "secure" option. Clicking that would give me a password input blank which would be registered along with the file/folder name in the access interceptor's index. Upon entering the password in the input blank the closed file/folder would then become password protected. (Naturally, the "secure" option in the right click menu would have to be disabled when the password is input.) When the interceptor matched a request with an item in its index it would interupt the system from opening the item and present the user with password dialog. Successfully matching that input with the value in its index it would stand aside and let the system open or run the item. The last action is clearly exactly what Mylockbox does when the .exe is commanded to run. I guess a masterkey would also be required... Read more

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i have reset my win 10 and TMP auto bitlocked my drive
and i can access it back
i have admin privilege

run this:

manage-bde -protectors -get g:
give me 
All Key Protectors

    Numerical Password:
      ID: {FABB0EF1-94F2-426A-99A6-FD733CFC6409}

    External Key:
      ID: {A3BB4185-D72F-4EE2-B649-CFC73FD2EB9C}
      External Key File Name:
how i can't lock my partition 
i have 3 more partition same way

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some of my friends told me that i can protected my drive content with bitlocker password.so i turned on my bit-locker properties On my E: drive. and set a numerical password , save BitLocker Recovery Key text file and it start to encrypting my drive such
as this window

suddenly i pause and close above window and turn off my computer.but when i powered on my pc it doesn't open my drive with all numerical password that i chosen before.and i search a lot and didn't find my text file recovery password to recover my files with
fogot password section.( i search all of *.txt files in my all drives and with the different content but it can't find!!!!)
i do a search in the internet and find nothing.so my all important files and pictures are on my e drive.is it possible to recover them without password and receive text file?does my drive damaged?
here is my e drive output:

Any help would appreciate a lot , Thanks

A:How can unlock my bitlock drive without key file and password

try this:
manage-bde -unlock e: -pw
Hit Enter
We will ask you for password:
Type the password and hit enter
Confirm Password:
confirm the password and hit enter
Let me know the error message?
Manoj Sehgal

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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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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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Many hours of googling have not yet yielded a solution...

I have a .bat file that requests input of the PIN to unlock a bitlocker encrypted partition.
I would like to run this before windows LOGON (ask for password during boot).
This is because I placed several of the user directories (desktop etc) onto that partition.
If I do not unlock the drive before login, desktop does not load, and other startup programs (e.g., dropbox, skydrive) cannot access their folders and fail.

I have tried scheduling a task at start up, without success.
The bat file needs to be run as administrator - but even when I indicate "run with highest privilege" it won't run properly.

I have basic knowledge or task scheduler, cmd line, and registry editing (BASIC knowledge...).
So any help you can provide (with details) would be much appreciated!


A:run .bat file to unlock bitlocker drive BEFORE user login

Hi gowanus and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here of MS site they have something it's for windows 2000 but might help in what you need How to Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Your Computer

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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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help unlock the keyboard on the HP Envy dv7 laptop. Brother something poke and the keypad is locked. I tried a combination of:FN + numlock indicator FN + F1 .... F12, FN + pause key is Win + the F7 key, combination FN + Shift (right) and nothing helps

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I get this message " this computer is in use and has been locked only in CPQ 95163179221 then my name or administration"...It then asks for password and I just click on ok with no password and I can then continue with my work.
Please help this is a bothersome problem.
Thanks so much
P.S this seems to come up when my screen saver comes up.

A:Need help with UNLOCK COMPUTER

Check to make sure you haven't set your screensaver in the Password mode.

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Keep getting the message enter unlock passwoed key 84452947

A:hp pavilions dv4 unlock key

@garyivan? Please enter:     31530389 Regards.

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I am unable to unlock my scanner on x6170 printer

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???????? ?????????????? ?????????? ?? ???????? hp envy dv7. ???? ???-?? ????????? ? ?????????? ???????????????. ???????? ?????????? : Fn+ NumLock, Fn+F1....F12, Fn+Pause, Win+F7, Fn+Shift( ??????) ? ?????? ?? ????????.

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Would appreciate some help.

Is it possible to use the eicfg removal tool on Windows 8.1, like you do in Windows 7?

Would like to get an all-versions menu of W8.1 to choose my licensed version during install.


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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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Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
[email protected]

A:How to Unlock Drive in Xp And 98

Rozesez said:

Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
[email protected]Click to expand...

how to lock and unlock drives in 98 and Xp
[email protected]

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before i got windows 7 in my laptop and i can open my hard drive using my password to open the bit locker but when i reformat my laptop from windows 7 to windows 8.1 i cannot anymore open my hard drive. every time the window box ask for the password letters
cannot appear only numbers will appear. I mean i could not type the letter only numbers. please help me

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I have dell inspiron 15  3542. I want to change boot setting but cannot able to change setting before unlock bios. When start up windows it's required system password and i know the password but when i enter the password to unlock bios it show invalid password. How to unlock bios or clear bios password ? Thank you

A:How to unlock bios

You'll need to call Dell by phone with verification of ownership of your system.

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I am trying to set up this notebook but cannot get bast a boot screen asking for an admin password. After three unssuccsefull password attmpets I get a Window -System Disabled[1 72054875] How do I proceed?

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A:Unlock Bios - HP 15

Hi, Enter  63932271 Regards, DP-K

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i locked two of my disk drives with bit-locker encryption option in windows-7 , now i forget the password and recovery key to unlock my drives . Is there any way to unlock my drives ? or if i format the system can i able to unlock the drives without loosing the contents in it ?

A:Help me plz..... unlock bitlocker

From a Microsoft article about BitLocker:

When a local administrator initializes BitLocker, the administrator should also create a recovery password or a recovery key. Without a recovery key or recovery password, all data on the encrypted drive may be inaccessible and unrecoverable if there is a problem with the BitLocker-protected drive.

Source: BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview

But I also found another Microsoft article that may permit using a Data Recovery Agent.

Scenario 14: Using a Data Recovery Agent to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives (Windows 7)

The problem is, drive encryption is supposed to be secure. It's supposed to make it difficult, if not impossible, to recover data. Otherwise, what's the point in using encryption if everybody can just hack their way in.

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???????? ?????????????? ?????????? ?? ???????? hp envy dv7. ???? ???-?? ????????? ? ?????????? ???????????????. ???????? ?????????? : Fn+ NumLock, Fn+F1....F12, Fn+Pause, Win+F7, Fn+Shift( ??????) ? ?????? ?? ????????.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I forgot my bitlocker Password, and i dont have.
i formated once system got virus (expect my Bitlock Drive)

Recovery password

Recovery key file location

Recovery package file location and the corresponding recovery password

Recovery package file location and the corresponding recovery key file location.

How can i open it? i really need to open this because my career is inside this drive (d) drive...
Can somebody can help me? please

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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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