Questions tagged [lock]

A generic term for placing a restriction of some sort. It could refer to placing a password-based or biometric protection over a device, a system or a set of data. It could also refer to placing read-only protection on certain configuration or data (like files). Questions using this tag can also be regarding the opposite action of unlocking.

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How to lock remote windows (7 and 10) computers

I'm trying to lock all computers in my house - I checked the psshutdown option with the -l flag, but although the shutdown is working, the lock isn't working at all - it's writing that the machine is ...
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Windows 10 after update not locking after auto login (permanent grace period)

Continuing from Auto-lock delay after login and also tried the answer https://superuser.com/a/1096454/676385 LONG STORY: The scheduled task helps and is faster than using startup commands, there's ...
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When I lock my laptop, the screen keeps Turing on and off repeatedly

When I lock my laptop and wait the screen to turn off, then after like 7 seconds it turns on, and it keeps doing that repeatedly, I noticed that it only happens when I leave something downloading, why ...
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How to switch user while still seeing the running applications in Windows 10

The usecase is, to switch the user during a shift change while still seeing the critical application running on the screen. OS W10. Is there any possible/ imaginable way to achieve this? Not speaking ...
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Will my Lenovo Mahobay motherboard work with a DDR3 1866MHz RAM?

I have a Lenovo Mahobay motherboard with 2 RAM slots which support DDR3 memories, and I currently have a DDR3 665Mhz RAM in it and i want to upgrade it. I also have an Intel i7-3770 CPU in it. I found ...
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From the terminal, how do I determine the date/time for the last time Windows was locked or unlocked?

I press WinKey + L every time I physically leave my computer, for basic security. When I come back, I enter the short Windows password and press Enter to go back into my desktop. (This is not "...
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Windows 10 Pro randomly displaying “locking” screen before going to sleep

As the title says, my Dell Latitude E6420 which is running Windows 10 Pro, has been randomly locking. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing on the laptop or whether I'm not even using it. It will ...
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gpgv: can't allocate lock for '~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg' after importing keys

I'm currently trying to set up a small (partial) ubuntu mirror. Doing this, I stumbled across gpgv. And as I need gpgv for verifying the signatures of the mirror files, I tried importing the ubuntu ...
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Raspbian: Lock (but not logout) of Command-line-only system so that background processes can continue

I have a Raspberry pi running full Buster but only boots to command line interface (CLI). Currently, I can only login or log out. I want to be able to stay logged in so my background processes can ...
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does a CMD window stop running while Windows 10 lock screen is enabled?

I'm not sure how the lock works in Windows 10, but I'd like to access the features of locking my screen after a CMD process has been executed. As the CMD window would already be running before the ...
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MAG Innovision monitor keypad locked

I just bought a used MAG Innovision monitor. When I press any key menu, power ...etc. I get a small dialog saying it is locked. I tried the hold menu for 15 secs solution but it didn't work. Is there ...
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Royal TS - Unable to Save RTSZ File

I added a resource to Royal TS and tried to save the rtsz document, but it popped up with an error complaining about a lock file that supposedly doesn't exist. As it's saving, it shows this: Title: ...
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Locked out from Dell u2711 menu - need to change input cable

I have a monitor which I used to use with a laptop with a DisplayPort video out. This laptop broke and cannot be started any longer. I now have a new laptop and want to use the monitor again. The new ...
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MacOS Locking Down DNS Settings

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to lock the DNS settings on a Macbook (Settings > Networks > Advanced > DNS)? I want to set DNS settings and not be able to access them afterward. I was able ...
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My HP Monitor has a lock sign and hole behind it. Display is blank when turned on. How do I unlock it? [closed]

HP LA1956X Monitor. When connected to a laptop , power light comes on blinking, but display is blank
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Disable Auto Screen Lock on Inactivity with Console Ubuntu 18.04LTS

How do I disable the automatic screen lock on incactivity with the console/bash? My system: Ubuntu 18.04LTS (VirtualBox) The commands given here did not work.
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Opening a file, Writer complains “unable to lock file”

Using Windows 10 I had to change my user with one that uses Active Directory (AD), meaning I got a new SID and %userprofile% path. After copying and adjusting hopefully all files, settings, and some ...
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Prevent Wrapping to next row, when moving past last unlocked cell in row

I want to prevent the behavior where going past the last or first unlocked cell in a row wraps the selection to the next/previous row. This is the same behavior as described in this post. The main ...
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How to avoid future locks in MS-DOS

I'm running a legacy application in MS-DOS 6.22, which writes and reads some files in a folder. This folder is shared in my LAN and I'm trying to read these files, but I can't because these files are ...
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Auto Lock Windows 10 on Hibernate

Does anyone know if it is possible to auto lock your computer when you put the machine into Hibernate. I know I can lock the computer first then hibernate it but I am wondering if it is possible to do ...
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Computer locks itself after 20 seconds

So a computer we have locks itself after 20 seconds unless you perform some action. It also locks itself if your in registry or windows task scheduler or services directly its like its not registering ...
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Excel Lock File - Why can i copy it, but not open it?

If i have an Excel file SomeFile.xlsx open, a file is created ~SomeFile.xlsx that contains the name of the user who has opened/locked the Excel file. I can't directly open the file in Notepad, but I ...
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How do I lock a window from closing?

I’m great with computers, but I can’t seem to find a way to keep a window from being closed. I want to be able to open chrome, and keep it open, so that when someone tries to close out of it, it won’t ...
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SMB CIFS OpLocks - where is the danger?

I had some CIFS messages in my dmesg output [15064.932559] CIFS VFS: Cancelling wait for mid 37736 cmd: 5 [15064.932592] CIFS VFS: Cancelling wait for mid 37737 cmd: 16 [15064.932610] CIFS VFS: ...
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How to make movemail work on SSHFS filesystems?

I would like to avoid setting up an IMAP server and instead use mailutils' movemail in combination with SSHFS to move over some mails from an external host to my local machine. Unfortunately it fails: ...
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Cannot Unlock ATA Security Locked Hard Drive Locked During Secure Erase

As stated in the title, I’ve got an ATA security-locked hard drive that I cannot seem to unlock. The locking happened after I started an ATA security-enhanced erase from Ubuntu’s Disks utility. The ...
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Bluetooth/BlueZ - 'rfcomm listen' command does not terminate

I have an issue with rfcomm command - after invoking rfcomm listen 0 1 I have got (correctly) Waiting for connection on channel 1. Then, I am connecting to a device via Android's application Serial ...
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Is processes terminated when a user locks their account on Windows 10?

So let's say a user is downloading large files where he's going to leave the computer downloading in his office. Will the processes be terminated or paused (not just download but any possible running ...
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Cannot copy Macrium Reflect mrimg file using Windows command line

I created full system backup of my Windows 10 PC using Macrium Reflect and it created a .mrimg file of around 400 GB. This file is stored on an external hard drive (HDD). I want to copy it to another ...
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Is there a risk that new kernel driver ee1004 could lock up spd eeprom?

For newer DDR4 DRAM modules SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data is no longer accessible through AT24C02-compatible EEPROMs (as per DDR3). DDR4 memory provides 512 bytes of data at one lower and one ...
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How does Office 2013's document locking work?

I've run into a couple of problems with files being locked/unlocked in Office 2013 in my company. documents (Word/Excel files, mostly) are getting unlocked if not regularly saved. A user has a server ...
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How can i lock mac every x minutes?

Is there a simple way / app to say for example: every 30 minutes lock computer for 5 minutes (and don't let any easy way to cancel while this 5 minutes break is happening)? I know you can set a daily ...
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When System PID 4 is locking a file or folder, How can I determine what program/process/service is locking it without guesswork?

(This question is not a duplicate of Find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows I am asking specifically about when PID-4 is locking it (besides the fact that i'm saying without ...
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How to Program F10 Key to Lock My Windows 10 Dell PC

I own a Dell Inspiron 5555 laptop running Windows 10. It comes with two blank function keys, F7 and F10. I often leave my computer temporarily and want to lock it, so I want to program F10 to lock my ...
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Linux/windows boot lock

Is there any way to lock a Windows or Linux machine's boot. eg. You press the power button on a PC and it asks for a password before booting to the OS.
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Auto-lock (Win+L) computer if Ethernet cable is removed or Ethernet signals drops

I want to make my system auto lock whenever I disconnect the Ethernet cable or my LAN signals drops. I'm using Windows 7 and Windows 10.
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Requesting the complete guide to lock down/password require windows 10 when inactive [closed]

My win 10 is set to start screen saver after 2 mins and put monitor to turn off monitor after 15 mins. Password is required on resume from screen saver. I want it to work for example incase I forgot ...
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Lock a logo in Word 2016

We have a new logo and people are asking for us to add the logo to their word documents. We want to lock the image only so that it can not be lifted or altered but that they can still make changes to ...
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Having Issues with the Kadmin being locked out and Active Directory in linux ftp and Kerberos

So I have a Linux FTP site that I am configuring, and I am picking up where a previous colleague of mine left off. The Ftp supposedly has Active Directory login, which seems to work for certain users ...
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Cannot Lock, Shutdown, Or Reboot Windows 10

I have no idea how to reproduce this but this has happened several times over the last few weeks and now twice today. ctrl+alt+delete does nothing Start Menu -> Power -> Shutdown does nothing Start ...
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Does Windows allow to rename a folder containing locked files?

Being aware that the family of Windows OSes uses mandatory file locking while POSIX family systems use advisory lock, I was wondering if Windows is capable to have a directory structure renamed, while ...
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How can I set a pass code in Ricoh MP C2004ex?

There is a multi-functional printer (Ricoh MP C2004ex) in my office and I want to set a pass code (number lock) to it. Earlier there was another printer (Ricoh Aficio MP C2030) and it was set in such ...
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Computer freezing when accessing network files [closed]

Whenever any application on my computer tries to reach out to files that are on my companies network drive [i.e. not on my computer], it locks up and crashes. This can be as simple as opening up a ...
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External HDD unejectable in Windows 10, no joy from unlockers

This is a problem as old as Windows itself, however none of my old workarounds or those suggested more recently in forums I've searched for, are helping. I often connect and disconnect external hard ...
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When I start my PC sometimes it doesn't log me on

Hello to the SuperUser community, I have recently installed Windows 10 Education on a Dell Precision laptop. It is on the latest, stable Fall Creators Update build (1709). In recent days I have ...
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Securing/Locking down/Approval mechanics for Windows?

I'm looking for way on how to lock down my system so I wouldn't really need an antivirus, I wonder if Windows can do this by itself? Or what other solutions are available? What I want Windows to do ...
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Unable to unlock keyboard on Windows 7

I am unable to unlock keyboard on my laptop which is acer's Aspire E 15 modeland having Windows 7 installed. Somehow keyboard is locked and none of the button on keyboard is working now. I verified ...
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Turn off displays after certain time at lock screen (Windows 7)

My screensaver is setup to turn on by default after 4 minutes and wake up with a password required, and the displays to turn off after 10 minutes. This works if I don't lock my computer manually, but ...
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Warning about locking Windows 7 after inactivity

I'm working with sensitive data and I forget to lock my Windows frequently when I leave computer. Is there a way how can I lock Windows automatically after certain idle time and get a warning before? ...
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Can I lock my PC(Win10 OS) and still run audio in my DAW and playback softwares?

Is it possible to lock the PC without it quitting or muting my Digital Audio Workstation(FL Studio 12) and audio playback? I've tried it several times... but the audio just kept on muting. It's very ...