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What does "LOCKED" mean on my lock screen?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    What does "LOCKED" mean on my lock screen?


    When my computer comes out of sleep, it says "LOCKED" next to my username. I don't notice anything locked as I have free access to my files and programs.. but what does it mean?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Murby,

    If you mean "locked" on the sign-in screen, then it means that your account is not signed out, and currently still signed in. You would just need to sign in to unlock it.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Got it.. thanks..
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Murby,

    If you mean "locked" on the sign-in screen, then it means that your account is not signed out, and currently still signed in. You would just need to sign in to unlock it.
    Thank you Shawn for that
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    You're most welcome.
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