Windows 10: Every file comes with a lock image on it
Every file comes with a lock image on it
I was messing around with encrypting personal individual files. Now everytime I download an image from the internet it comes with a lock icon on it. I can still use it but I have to right click and disable it. It's very annoying. Any idea on how to return it back to normal?
If you mean built in Windows EFS encryption then I've recreated your problem (which is no help to either of us).
I turned on encryption for the downloads folder (and get the same issue as you). This command should remove it but it doesn't work..
Trying through the GUI I get "An error occurred applying attributes to the file. C:\Users\Hali\Downloads The specified file could not be decrypted"
C:\Users\Hali>cipher c:\users\hali\downloads /d
Decrypting files in C:\users\adam\
Downloads: The specified file could not be decrypted.
0 file(s) [or directorie(s)] within 1 directorie(s) were decrypted.
I'll try to fix it but may have to restore back. Oops.
You could try it anyway and see if it works for you.
That did absolutley nothing.
I deleted the Downloads folder in C/Users/MyComputersName and It didn't work. It doesn't really matter I don't think. The lock doesn't really do anything, it's just annoying to see.
What do you mean you deleted it and it doesn't work?
Did you delete it and make a new one?
Does the new one have the "Encrypt contents to secure data" flag?
I know it doesn't matter that much but you could fix it easily if you wanted to.
All you have to do is right click on "Downloads" and delete. Right click again in your user directory and create a new folder called "Downloads". Add it to "Quick Access" and that is it.
Up to you of course.
Oh, Now it works.
How do I get the downloads icon to appear as the icon for Downloads in the Quick Access menu? Now it sends the downloads to 1 of 2 spots. The regular downloads and the one on quick access.
Un-pin downloads in quick access (by right clicking on it). Then browse to downloads under "This PC" as shown in the picture above and right click to pin it. That is what I did anyway.
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