What does the lock mean in the .qgz file icon?

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    Unrelated to QGIS but related to your file system windows manager. What is your OS? If Windows, howtogeek.com/howto/17117/…
    – ThomasG77
    Jun 27, 2021 at 21:30
  • @ThomasG77 Thank you
    – KVO
    Jun 28, 2021 at 17:16

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I'm not 100% sure, but often it means a file is restricted to only certain users. What I found in a few google searches backs this up.

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