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Document & Settings Folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Earl Partridge, May 22, 2010.

  1. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    Earl
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message news:p4TJn.18248$HG1.10618@newsfe21.iad...
    > In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    > where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    > Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    > Earl
    >


    You don't need to, it's a dummy folder for backward compatibility.
    Google ' junction points windows 7 '.
     
  3. LSMFT

    LSMFT Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    > where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    > Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    > Earl
    >

    I have 2 My Documents folders. One is a dummy, the other one works.



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    LSMFT

    I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months.
    I don't like to interrupt her.
     
  4. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    > where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    > Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    > Earl
    >



    You can't change it.

    There is no "Documents and Settings" folder native to either
    Windows Vista or Windows 7. Either you created it yourself (unlikely),
    or it was created by some application incompatible with Vista/Windows 7.
    What you're "seeing" is called a "Junction Point," whose sole purpose
    is to direct legacy applications to the correct locations of user
    settings and data files; it's not a folder that can be opened, nor does
    it have any contents.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point


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  5. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:p4TJn.18248$HG1.10618@newsfe21.iad...
    > In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    > where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    > Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    > Earl
    >


    Look under the "Users" folder.
     
  6. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    So, all those Locked folders are Junction Points I guess.
    Earl


    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    news:ht936u$t9h$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Earl Partridge wrote:
    >> In previous versions of Windows, this folder could be accessed and was
    >> where My Documents resided. Now I don't have permission to access
    >> Documents & Settings. How can I change that?
    >> Earl
    >>

    >
    >
    > You can't change it.
    >
    > There is no "Documents and Settings" folder native to either Windows
    > Vista or Windows 7. Either you created it yourself (unlikely), or it was
    > created by some application incompatible with Vista/Windows 7. What you're
    > "seeing" is called a "Junction Point," whose sole purpose is to direct
    > legacy applications to the correct locations of user settings and data
    > files; it's not a folder that can be opened, nor does it have any
    > contents.
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
    > Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot
     

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