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Subfolders of AppData

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Stan Brown, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    Hello, gurus!

    I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.

    1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    LOcalLow for?

    2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    significance to that?

    3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    \Application Data?

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  2. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    > Hello, gurus!
    >
    > I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    > machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    > \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >
    > 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    > old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    > LOcalLow for?
    >
    > 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    > write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    > apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    > significance to that?
    >
    > 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    > has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    > \Application Data?


    You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    "Default".

    --

    Jeff
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Jeff Layman wrote:
    > "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >> Hello, gurus!
    >>
    >> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>
    >> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >> LOcalLow for?
    >>
    >> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >> significance to that?
    >>
    >> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >> \Application Data?

    >
    > You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    > "Default".


    I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install.
    Did you install as a XP upgrade?

    --
    Crash

    "Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side."
    ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi ~
     
  4. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/07/2010 01:45 PM, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>
    >>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >>> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >>> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>
    >>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >>> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >>> LOcalLow for?
    >>>
    >>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >>> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >>> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >>> significance to that?
    >>>
    >>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>> \Application Data?

    >>
    >> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    >> "Default".

    >
    > I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    > have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install.
    > Did you install as a XP upgrade?
    >


    I have the same thing.

    --
    Alias
     
  5. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Stan.

    Here's my C:/Users folder tree. As it says in my Sig, I'm using Windows 7
    Ultimate x64.

    All Users has Adobe and Application Data subfolders, but no AppData.
    Charlie7 has AppData and Application Data, but no Adobe.
    Default has AppData and Application Data, but no Adobe.
    Default User is "not accessible".
    Public has neither Adobe nor AppData nor Application Data.
    RC (my Administrator account) has AppData and Application Data, but no
    Adobe.

    I have installed Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    "Stan Brown" wrote in message
    news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...

    Hello, gurus!

    I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.

    1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    LOcalLow for?

    2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    significance to that?

    3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    \Application Data?

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  6. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:MBpho.37063$sL7.3051@newsfe15.iad...
    > Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>
    >>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >>> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >>> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>
    >>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >>> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >>> LOcalLow for?
    >>>
    >>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >>> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >>> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >>> significance to that?
    >>>
    >>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>> \Application Data?

    >>
    >> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    >> "Default".

    >
    > I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    > have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install. Did
    > you install as a XP upgrade?


    No, Came preinstalled on my HP G61 laptop (actually, that's not quite true -
    I had to reinstall from the recovery partition when it failed to accept my
    password on day 2 of ownership!).

    I have 7 subfolders under C:/Users - Administrator, All Users, Default,
    Default User, <Me>, <Me2>, Public.

    But when I click on these folders, and select "Properties" all apart from
    Administrator, show a popup with 5 tabs in line - General, Sharing,
    Security, Previous Versions, Customize. In the "General" tab, the Location
    of the folder is shown as C:/Users. But "All Users" is different. Firstly,
    the Properties popup is different from the others. There are 2 tabs at the
    top - Previous Versions and Customize. Below these are 4 tabs - General,
    Shortcut, Sharing, Security. The information in the "General" tab is also
    different. It shows the Target (not Location) as C:/ProgramData! (Needless
    to say, on looking at C:/ProgramData, there is no "All Users" folder.) The
    "All Users" folder has a number of subfolders which are in the main quite
    different from the normal users folders, eg there are no my documents, my
    music, my pictures, etc folders. There is a documents folder, but it is not
    accessible (looks like it could be a junction point).

    --

    Jeff
     
  7. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:45:47 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    > Jeff Layman wrote:
    >> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>
    >>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >>> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >>> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>
    >>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >>> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >>> LOcalLow for?
    >>>
    >>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >>> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >>> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >>> significance to that?
    >>>
    >>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>> \Application Data?

    >>
    >> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    >> "Default".

    >
    > I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    > have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install.
    > Did you install as a XP upgrade?


    Do you have "Show hidden files" unchecked, or "Hide Operating system
    files" checked?

    On this computer, unless the first is checked and the second is
    unchecked, my All Users directory is invisible.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  8. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 9/6/2010 7:36 PM, Stan Brown wrote:
    > Hello, gurus!
    >
    > I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    > machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    > \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >
    > 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    > old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    > LOcalLow for?



    The "Roaming" does indeed replace the previous "Application Data"
    directory. The "Local" folder replaces the previous "Local Settings"
    directory. The "LocalLow" folder is the same as Local, but is an
    additional level for add-on to applications. For example if you have a
    some kind of a toolbar for Internet Explorer, it'll place its data into
    LocalLow rather than in Local. It's a way to partition off the main
    program from its sub-programs.

    > 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    > write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    > apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    > significance to that?


    Yes, see above.

    > 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    > has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    > \Application Data?
    >


    "All Users" has been replaced by "Public".

    Yousuf Khan
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:15:35 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    > On 9/6/2010 7:36 PM, Stan Brown wrote:
    >> Hello, gurus!
    >>
    >> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>
    >> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >> LOcalLow for?

    >
    >
    > The "Roaming" does indeed replace the previous "Application Data"
    > directory. The "Local" folder replaces the previous "Local Settings"
    > directory. The "LocalLow" folder is the same as Local, but is an
    > additional level for add-on to applications. For example if you have a
    > some kind of a toolbar for Internet Explorer, it'll place its data into
    > LocalLow rather than in Local. It's a way to partition off the main
    > program from its sub-programs.
    >
    >> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >> significance to that?

    >
    > Yes, see above.
    >
    >> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >> \Application Data?
    >>

    >
    > "All Users" has been replaced by "Public".
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    with different contents. Win 7.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  10. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:45:47 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >
    >> Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >>> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >>>> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >>>> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >>>> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >>>> LOcalLow for?
    >>>>
    >>>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >>>> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >>>> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >>>> significance to that?
    >>>>
    >>>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>>> \Application Data?
    >>> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    >>> "Default".

    >> I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    >> have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install.
    >> Did you install as a XP upgrade?

    >
    > Do you have "Show hidden files" unchecked, or "Hide Operating system
    > files" checked?
    >
    > On this computer, unless the first is checked and the second is
    > unchecked, my All Users directory is invisible.


    Ah, yes. That was it. When I uncheck "Hide operating system files"
    an "All Users" and a "Default User" folder shows up. I usually leave
    the system folders hidden.

    --
    Crash

    "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap."
    ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~
     
  11. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:28:50 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    > Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:45:47 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >>>> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>>>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my Win XP
    >>>>> machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that C:/Users\{myname}
    >>>>> \Appdata has three subfolders: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to replace the
    >>>>> old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then what are Local ad
    >>>>> LOcalLow for?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 seems to
    >>>>> write its settings into all three of them, whereas some Microsoft
    >>>>> apps write into one of them and some into another. Is there any
    >>>>> significance to that?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>>>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>>>> \Application Data?
    >>>> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between "Administrator" and
    >>>> "Default".
    >>> I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of C:/users I
    >>> have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7 as a clean install.
    >>> Did you install as a XP upgrade?

    >>
    >> Do you have "Show hidden files" unchecked, or "Hide Operating system
    >> files" checked?
    >>
    >> On this computer, unless the first is checked and the second is
    >> unchecked, my All Users directory is invisible.

    >
    > Ah, yes. That was it. When I uncheck "Hide operating system files"
    > an "All Users" and a "Default User" folder shows up. I usually leave
    > the system folders hidden.


    That thing about hiding stuff by default annoys me, but I guess the
    designers knew what they were doing. (No I don't.)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  12. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:28:50 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >
    >> Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:45:47 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Jeff Layman wrote:
    >>>>> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:MPG.26ef450d2e0bd75898c5db@news.individual.net...
    >>>>>> Hello, gurus!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm still porting my applications and my own code from my
    >>>>>> Win XP machine to my new Win 7 machine. I notice that
    >>>>>> C:/Users\{myname} \Appdata has three subfolders: Local,
    >>>>>> LocalLow, and Roaming.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 1. From some Googling I see that Roaming is intended to
    >>>>>> replace the old "Application Data" folder of XP, but then
    >>>>>> what are Local ad LOcalLow for?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 2. And confusing the issue is that Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
    >>>>>> seems to write its settings into all three of them, whereas
    >>>>>> some Microsoft apps write into one of them and some into
    >>>>>> another. Is there any significance to that?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users.
    >>>>>> Which folder has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and
    >>>>>> Settings\All Users \Application Data?
    >>>>> You don't? I've got one in my Win7HPx64 between
    >>>>> "Administrator" and "Default".
    >>>> I don't. I'm running Win7Ux64, and the only subdirectories of
    >>>> C:/users I have are Default, Public, and me. I installed Win7
    >>>> as a clean install. Did you install as a XP upgrade?
    >>> Do you have "Show hidden files" unchecked, or "Hide Operating
    >>> system files" checked?
    >>>
    >>> On this computer, unless the first is checked and the second is
    >>> unchecked, my All Users directory is invisible.

    >> Ah, yes. That was it. When I uncheck "Hide operating system files"
    >> an "All Users" and a "Default User" folder shows up. I usually
    >> leave the system folders hidden.

    >
    > That thing about hiding stuff by default annoys me, but I guess the
    > designers knew what they were doing. (No I don't.)


    When I first installed W7 I went through and un-hid everything, but
    after awhile I found all those system folders that I have no need to
    access to be a distraction and hid them again. I know how to expose them
    when I need to, like to examine the Temporary Internet Files.

    --
    Crash

    "When you get to a fork in the road, take it."
    ~ Yogi Berra ~
     
  13. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:15:35 -0400, Yousuf Khan
    <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:

    > > 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    > > has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    > > \Application Data?
    > >

    >
    > "All Users" has been replaced by "Public".



    Sorry, that's not correct.

    C:/Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data *does* exist.
     
  14. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 07/09/2010 9:22 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    > with different contents. Win 7.
    >


    I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  15. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 08/09/2010 10:28 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 21:15:35 -0400, Yousuf Khan
    > <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> 3. I don't see an "All Users" in Win 7 under C:/Users. Which folder
    >>> has replaced Win XP's C:/Documents and Settings\All Users
    >>> \Application Data?
    >>>

    >>
    >> "All Users" has been replaced by "Public".

    >
    >
    > Sorry, that's not correct.
    >
    > C:/Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data *does* exist.
    >


    But "C:/Documents and Settings\All Users" is only for XP, not for Win7.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  16. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:29:25 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >
    > On 07/09/2010 9:22 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > > I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    > > with different contents. Win 7.
    > >

    >
    > I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Me, too. Under C:/Users are only Default, Owner, and Public.

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  17. Joe Morris

    Joe Morris Flightless Bird

    "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:
    > Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>Gene E. Bloch wrote:


    >> > I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    >> > with different contents. Win 7.


    >> I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.


    > Me, too. Under C:/Users are only Default, Owner, and Public.


    Contents of C:/USERS from a copy of Win7 Enterprise (same for Vista
    Enterprise):

    Normal visibility:

    Administrator
    <userid>
    Public


    Hidden:

    All Users (Symlinkd for C:/ProgramData)
    Default
    Default User (junction for C:/Users\Default)


    But C:/ProgramData contains several junctions:

    Application Data (is really C:/ProgramData)
    Desktop (C:/Users\Public\Desktop)
    Documents (C:/Users\Public\Documents)
    Favorites (C:/Users\Public\Favorites)
    Start Menu (C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu)
    Templates (C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates)


    so if you look at C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public they won't have
    exactly the same content. Close, but not identical.

    Joe Morris
     
  18. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 12:55:43 -0400, Stan Brown wrote:

    > On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:29:25 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>
    >> On 07/09/2010 9:22 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    >>> with different contents. Win 7.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Me, too. Under C:/Users are only Default, Owner, and Public.


    Do you and Yousuf Khan "Hide protected operating system files"? If so
    you won't see All Users. Do you "Show hidden files and folders"? If not,
    you won't see All Users.

    Both of the above must be correct or you won't see All Users.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  19. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:57:06 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >
    > On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 12:55:43 -0400, Stan Brown wrote:
    >
    > > On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:29:25 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > >>
    > >> On 07/09/2010 9:22 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > >>> I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    > >>> with different contents. Win 7.
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.
    > >>
    > >> Yousuf Khan

    > >
    > > Me, too. Under C:/Users are only Default, Owner, and Public.

    >
    > Do you and Yousuf Khan "Hide protected operating system files"?


    Good point! Yes, I do hide them; but when I unhide them I see that I
    have

    All Users
    Default
    Default User
    Owner
    Public

    What on earth are they for? I understand All Users, or at least I
    guess that I do, but then what is "Public" for? Why are there both a
    "Default" and a "Default User"?



    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  20. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:38:48 -0400, Stan Brown wrote:

    > On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:57:06 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 12:55:43 -0400, Stan Brown wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:29:25 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On 07/09/2010 9:22 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>>>> I see C:/Users\All Users and C:/Users\Public, two separate directories
    >>>>> with different contents. Win 7.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I only have a C:/Users\Public in mine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>
    >>> Me, too. Under C:/Users are only Default, Owner, and Public.

    >>
    >> Do you and Yousuf Khan "Hide protected operating system files"?

    >
    > Good point! Yes, I do hide them; but when I unhide them I see that I
    > have
    >
    > All Users
    > Default
    > Default User
    > Owner
    > Public
    >
    > What on earth are they for? I understand All Users, or at least I
    > guess that I do, but then what is "Public" for? Why are there both a
    > "Default" and a "Default User"?


    Public is for sharing on the network.

    Default User is one of the famous junction points that you can't access,
    a deal for backwards capacity with old software. I assume that it is a
    pointer to Default, but I'm not ready to turn on the Administrator to
    find out...

    Google might help or searching on the Microsoft website might help.

    I have no trouble ignoring the junction points, which saves me having to
    get a prescription to a tranquilizer.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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