So I wanted to transfer my X-Com savegame files from my laptop to my desktop. This were located within the documents and settings folder. Which was locked for no bloody reason. And when I tried to restore permission, I got access denied there as well. I ultimately had to remove the users under the folder properties and add them back just to get Windows to do what it is supposed to do in the first place. I encountered the problem a second time with another folder within the My Documents and had to go about fixing it the same way. What is the original cause of this problem? How do the folders get locked to begin with? Is it some unwanted feature of Windows, or is it caused by malicious software? Thanks for the information.