Padlock icons after restore.

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backupABC
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Padlock icons after restore.

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Hello. After restoring a couple of files, ALL the Desktop file and folder icons have padlocks on them. It seems that backup4all changed some file/folder attributes for the duration of restore but forgot to undo the change.

Windows 7
BAckup4All Professional 4.6

How do I get rid of the padlocks?

Thank you very much.

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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Hi,

Please compare the restored files attributes with the source files attributes. What is different?

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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I don't see any difference.

Please understand that I restored only 4 files. However ALL (1000's of them) files, folders and subfolders on my Desktop have padlocks on them.

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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Hi,

Do you have the same problem if you restore the files to another location?

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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No, I haven't seen this problem before. Also, I just tried to reproduce the problem but everything went fine.

Could this be because of an aborted restore? On the first attempt to restore the files I forgot to deselect some directories and stopped the restore operation. I immediately run the restore again and noticed the padlocks all over the desktop. I hope this helps.

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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Hi,

I cannot reproduce the problem here.

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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Could you ask the developers if the program does any kind of file locking or ownership changes just before starting the restore operation?

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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Hi,

No, it doesn't make such changes. If the same file name exists, it will be overwritten (if possible, after asking the user), otherwise that file will be skipped.

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

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So you are saying that Backup4All doesn't have anything to do with the padlocks?

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Re: Padlock icons after restore.

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

That is correct. It seems there is something else causing the problem.

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