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After installing, some folders became locked...

Last response: in Windows 7
January 22, 2011 11:54:55 PM

Hi there, i have concerns with my computer. After installing some programs, some of my folders became locked, it say that access was denied. how can that be when i am the owner?

i personally think this is a virus that got into my computer. after the installs, i looked through my folders and there was this file that was created in each folder... not by me. but it says, "Thumbs", it is a .db file small size, around 16 kb. I can not delete this file.

AFter finding out about this, i uninstalled the programs i installed the day before but the files still remains... any idea what this might be?


p.s. - if i have this in the wrong section, please place it in the right area and let me know that it has been moved.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 22, 2011 11:57:02 PM

set sharing to everyone when you right click!
January 22, 2011 11:59:07 PM

"can't be shared"
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January 22, 2011 11:59:49 PM

Oh yeah, i was just looking at my "My Computer" and now my system Reserved (E:)  is not visible, was never before
January 23, 2011 12:02:35 AM

i don't know why either....

I right click ~> Share with ~> Specific people ~> Add ~> everyone ~> clicked "Share" ~> message, "Your folder can't be shared
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 12:05:10 AM

wow that s strange..are you using a folder lock app!
January 23, 2011 12:12:45 AM

no.... the programs i did install, they where "Crack" programs..... = virus?
January 23, 2011 12:13:07 AM

i fallow step by step of that site, it does not work either..
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 12:14:19 AM

ok hold on
January 23, 2011 12:20:01 AM

these are the folders that are locked from me:

1) $Recycle.Bin
2) Config.Msi
3) Recovery
4) System volume Information
January 23, 2011 12:21:26 AM

maybe those files are suppose to be locked? and Im not suppose to be able to see them? but they show for some reason?
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 1:11:06 AM

what are the names?
a c 371 $ Windows 7
January 23, 2011 1:11:30 AM

yes they should be locked!
January 23, 2011 2:03:49 AM

okay, But under "documents" folder, "My music, my picture, and my video" is locked? i can still ge to the folder though a different way bu, on the screen it shows it as locked?