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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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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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Ghostscript 9.25 freezing/locking in command prompt console

I am seeing some freezing/locking in using Ghostscript 9.25 in the command prompt console. I am batch converting PDF to TIFF. It seem very sporadic but at some point during the conversion it will ...
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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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Is there a way to lock *all* tty terminals, as well as x11, with one command?

As title says, I'm looking for a command to lock all tty terminals, including a running x11 session. Any tips?
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How to import dconf paths exluding locks?

I'm calling this to export dconf config dconf dump / > file.dconf and calling this to import the config dconf load / < file.dconf Unfortunately, the import command gives: error: The ...
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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 do I lock out a PCIe device easily?

I'm not looking for anything super complex like SRIOv, but just a semaphore. I have a build machine with mulitple concurrent users. I want to have a simple lock mechanism for a PCIe device (we have ...
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PowerPoint 2010: use destination formatting for imported footers

Here are 2 connected problems I faced in PowerPoint 2010: I need footer & slide number to be locked (uneditable) in a Normal mode; after 2003 PPT version is it only possible by creating text ...
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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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Showing whether I'm currently logged in on the sign-in screen in Windows 10?

On Windows 8.1, if you log in and then lock your session, the password-entry field says "Locked" above it so you know you're already logged in. Is there a way to get a similar indication on the sign-...
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Windows 10 - Unconditionally Lock/Sleep on Inactivity

Sometimes I forget to Win+L (or I Ctrl+Alt+L instead) while having some software running that prevents Windows from locking the desktop. When I return, sometimes days later, the display is off, but ...
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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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Solved: Warning about locking Windows 7 after inactivity

Problem solved (original question bellow). Go to desktop in your Windows 7, click right mouse button >> Personalize >> Screen Saver (down right) >> choose your screensaver as (None) and click On ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10 doesn't switch off screen after computer is locked

Whenever I lock my computer, I would expect the screen to switch off after a little while, at least I think that's how it used to work. But for some time now, Windows 10 is no longer doing this, the ...
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Overwriting a service executable while the service is running

I believed that a service running - like any other process - locks its executable file (as in use). In fact I need to stop the service when I build a new version of it in Visual Studio and then I ...
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(Windows) Need to limit access to one program [closed]

I have a program written in Python. Its something that would be "distributed" to only a couple people. But the code is pretty valuable to me. Is there a way to give out laptops that will only give ...
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How to lock my computer after a certain amount of time from login?

I have an 8-year-old son, who likes to spend too much time playing computer games and browsing the internet. I have allowed him an hour of computer time in the morning and an hour in the evening. ...
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Citrix Desktop Lock 4.8 and Sysprep/MDT

I am on a Windows 10 Pro 1703 with Citrix Receiver/Desktop Lock 4.8. We have created an image from a unit using MDT, everything seems to work fine upon deploying except for Desktop Lock. Desktop ...
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Locking applications z-order on Windows 10

Is there a way to lock the ordering of multiple windows even if one is focused? I have six windows in which I only need to interact with the right edge and would like the layering to be preserved ...
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How disable file locks in Windows

How can I disable file locking in windows, so that locked files can be overwritten as in linux systems? I am developing a plugin, which is a dll. Before compiling it again, i always need to unload it ...
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How to get rid of the lock symbols on files which denies access when opened?

I have an external HDD, files within one folder are somehow encrypted due to a virus I assume. Whenever I try to read, copy, delete or even move the files within that folder it says access denied/...
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Locking Color-Only Jobs (Ricoh MP C3003)

We have a Ricoh MP C3003 but people have been printing their documents in color unnecessarily. So we have decided to lock the color function. Now there are still exceptions so we wanted to enable a ...
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How to lock Windows 7 with second screen displaying actual desktop?

I have special PC for testing purposes, it has two screens: one (main) for displaying virtual machines which operate tests, another (2nd) for graphs. I'd like the second one to be always on (should ...
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Unlocking SSD without password?

Is it possible to unlock a locked(not encrypted as far as i know) SSD without knowing the password? I already tried to unlock it with hdparm on linux with the default master password for the disk ...
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Unhiding/Unlocking Files Locked By File Locker Shell For NTFS

I locked an important folder with "locker for NTFS" from sourceforge, but now that it is hidden and locked, the unlocking doesn't work. I have tried using cmd and looked for some tutorials but none ...
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How to disable Windows 10 swipe screen [duplicate]

On Windows 10, a lock screen greets me as soon as I boot my computer or wake it up from sleep. It must be clicked before I can see the login screen (where I'll provide my username and password). I ...
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Windows 10 solid color login screen

I hope we will find a quick solution for this because I've had enough. Simply I have a Windows 10 Home Edition which was pre-installed on this Asus laptop, and this has always been there from when I ...
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Is it possible to lock single modern apps via PIN on Windows 10?

My customer wants to lock single apps on Windows 10 via PIN; does anyone know if this is possible?
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Anti-recording share screen

Is there a way to share your screen without any possibility of being recorded? Every screensharing utility I know, Skype, Join.me, Teamviewer, RingCentral, are all recordable via screen recording app. ...
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How can i download a file from virustotal for free? [closed]

I want to download a file from virustotal.com https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/655bde7f3c270b7b06e6c3dbba5c041727aec5389339f71b3ca73f80316212f9/analysis/ http://processchecker.com/file/LidLock.exe....
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How to enable mouse lockup on Compaq Presario laptops

I'm using a Compaq Presario CQ62 and the mouse lockup is not functioning at all. I have tried double tapping the light and that does nothing.
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Is it possible to password-lock Windows 10 only in my office?

I work in a shared office and I use two computers: a desktop which stays in the office and locks with a password (running linux), and my personal laptop which I carry around with me (running Windows). ...
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Locked out with a dark screen by a screenlock program, persistent during reboot

I need a way to regain access to my keyboard and screen brigthness. I always invoke my screensaver from a terminal in XMonad with the following command which I have aliased: setxkbmap -option ...
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lock screen & session suspension in Debian Jessie

I just read of an issue that seemed similar to mine, and as I cannot comment yet and my problem is different I will ask my question outright. the similar issue can be found here: Suspend does not ...
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Remember sudo password until screen lock possible?

I usually use Linux as my standard working system and I learned a lot from actually using it. For this particular question I found no answer yet. The sudo command usually remembers me typing in my ...
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Active user count [closed]

Trying to understand how a software is counting concurrent users connected. Tried to analyze the machine on which is installed. (Registry and files modified) but nothing found. Best approach ? Edit: ...
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Trying to copy Outlook's .pst file while it's open results in file lock error

I'm trying to use a simple folder copy as a nightly backup for the Outlook 2007 .pst file that contains all the mail, etc. But the copy operation results in this error on %AppData%\Local\Microsoft\...
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Is i3lock saving information about failed unlocking attempts?

My version of i3lock is 2.7 (2015-05-20). I checked the manpage and there is -f option to show the number of failed unlocking attempts: -f, --show-failed-attempts Show the number of ...