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locked folders access denied

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LIESL, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. LIESL

    LIESL Thread Starter

    Jul 12, 2017
    Hi I am having major problems and I am not sure if they are all related. I'm running windows7 32Bit. There are locked folders popping up all over my laptop and I cant gain access to them, the pc acts as if I'm not the administrator. I'm running Bitdefender antivirus plus 2017 and it says there are password protected folders that it cant scan, I never created password protected folders. My space keeps running low I cleared 33 gig of space the next day I switch on the laptop and the space I cleared is filled up again. please help I'm getting desperate.

    Kind Regards

  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    So you were able to locate the locked folders, right? Are they password protected zip files? You may have to enable seeing file extensions in Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab to see that it is a zip file.

    Windows does not have an option to create password protected zip files, so they must have been downloaded, unless you have a zip utility program like WinZip.

    Did you power off the laptop totally for the night? Check that it doesn't have Wake On LAN enabled in the BIOS.

    Which edition of Windows 7 do you have? ( Home Premium. Pro, Ultimate? )
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