Folder locked and opens to control panel [Solved/Closed]

hari - Nov 21, 2008 at 11:23 PM - Latest reply:  Candy
- Sep 27, 2017 at 04:32 AM
i locked some folders in folder access, then my system crashed and I had to reinstall the OS. now the locked folders open to control panel, and the folders are not shown in the folder access window when reinstalled.. . pls help me
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i had the same problem and really freaked out cause I had a lot of sensitive data in the locked folder..

..then I found this really good site that showed me how to fix it..

Here's what you need to do :

1. Go to the directory where your folder is in.
2. Create a new notepad file and paste this without the double quotes:

"ren Users.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} Users"

(Make sure to replace the word “Users” with the name of your folder.)

5. In Notepad, go to File -> Save As, and save it with the name "key.bat" (MAKE SURE TO CHANGE THE FILE TYPE FROM .txt to ALL FILES)

6. Run the "key.bat" file

Your folder should work now.

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Thank you, mathew 19

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thanks a ton really gt me some really imp data of mine..
Remove the folder extension . for example if locked a New folder it saves as Newfolder.21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} like this else, so u just remove .21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} and save the folder it works.
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