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Windows 7: Changing default location questions.

01 Aug 2010   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
Changing default location questions.

I have changed the default location of my user files to a partition, but for some reason a few of the folders duplicated and I don't know why.

Look here and you will see what fodlers have duplicated:



Is this normal?

Another thing I want to know is regarding backs up my folders and C Drive.

When I make a copy of my C Drive with Acronis, or create a back up with Windows back up will these folders be copied or will I need to back them up separately?

I also cannot delete the spare file as it says I don't have permission, and I can't seem to get permision as it can't display who the owner of the file is.


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01 Aug 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



They are junction points and don't really exist, they just point to a location and they're best left alone, don't try to remove them.

You will have to create an image/backup of those as an image of just the OS will not include anything that is on another partition unless it's included in the image when it's created.
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01 Aug 2010   #3
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Too late I have already deleted them.
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01 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your OS is on a different partition from the data, you will have to image both partitions. An image is always by partition. A clone can be per drive.
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01 Aug 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Anthony,

You might try restoring the duplicate user folders back to their default locations using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


Afterwards, try moving them again.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Aug 2010   #6
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Anthony,

You might try restoring the duplicate user folders back to their default locations using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


Afterwards, try moving them again.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I used that thread and I have now restored my folders back to their original locations. I am just going to keep the folders where they are as I create quite a few back up's of my folders, so it is easier for me to create back up's if they are kept where they are.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad you found a solution; thanks for the update.
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01 Aug 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad that we could help.
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