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Gain access to locked files and folders

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Gain access to locked files and folders - This guide shows how to take ownership of files and folders locked by Windows

If you have files or folders that have been created on another computer and have been assigned the locked file icon
by Windows you can gain access to those files by taking ownership and thus removing the access block so the file/folder can be opened.

These files will most likely have a padlock in the icon as in this example:


To gain access you must have Administrator's rights on the Computer in question.

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