Folder icon appears with a lock icon

How to remove the Lock Icon appearing on a Windows Folder Icon.

This means that you are the only one that can access this folder. This is good for your own security.

All files within this folder will be visible only to you and no other user of this computer.

Nevertheless, if you wish to change this, then you will have to modify the security settings of this folder and allow users to read the contents of this folder.

·        Right click on the folder,

·        Then, click on Properties

·        Then, click on Security tab,  Edit…

·        Add the Users-group to grant access to everyone using this computer, or just select the specific users you wish.

Windows 7, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows