how to unlock a windows 7 folder

I recently deleted my homegroup and built a new one due to networking issues on my media network.  I just realized my issue is on my external hard drive that the folder is locked and will not let me change it.  I have unplugged and replugged my hard drive hoping that this would fix the issue with no luck.  I  have also looked at security and file sharing and dont see an issue.  I might have the security settings incorrect on the hard drive but I dont think so.  I have user, system, admin, and authenicated users.  I need help please...
 

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Last updated December 11, 2018 Views 112,058 Applies to:
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To Over come the folder locked problem

Right click on folder you are having problems with

click share with ----     Specific people

drop down select Everyone  then Add

in window below click Everyone   read/write

then click share

folder now unlocked

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This may work, depending on what you mean by "locked."


How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7

1. Locate the file or folder in which you want to take ownership in Windows Explorer.

2. Right click on file or folder and select Properties from the Menu

3. Click on the Security tab, then click the Edit button. Click OK to confirm UAC elevation request if needed.

4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group (you may need to do this for multiple users - ex: administrator and your own user account).

5. Now under the Permission section check the rights which you want for the user i.e check "Full Control" under the "Allow" column to assign full access rights control permissions to the user.

6. Click OK for changes to take effect, and click OK again to exit from the Properties window.


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