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Windows 7: "Symlinked" folder within the same folder?


10 Oct 2010   #1

Win7 Pro x64 / WinXP x32
 
 
"Symlinked" folder within the same folder?

Hi there,

my Windows 7 has some weird folder that confuses my software. I got the folder
Code:
C:\Users\Administrator\Anwendungsdaten
which seems to be a "symbolic link"(?) to
Code:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local
But within the latter folder, I also have a folder called "Anwendungsdaten" which then opens the same content at
Code:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Anwendungsdaten
and within that content, I, of course, have the same folder again, thus opening
Code:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Anwendungsdaten\Anwendungsdaten
This way, I can proceed within the structure until I reach
Code:
C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\ANWEND~1\Anwendungsdaten\Anwendungsdaten
(i.e. I'm too annoyed to click "Anwendungsdaten" again. Theoretically, it probably goes to infinity)

Naturally, that's very annoying, especially when I try to backup files and the script tries to recursively scan to infinity. So, my question is: How do I get rid of that link without deleting the content of C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local by accident?

TIA
SoWhy

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10 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Altered the permissions of your user directory, correct? That would be why you are having problems.
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10 Oct 2010   #3

Win7 Pro x64 / WinXP x32
 
 

Yeah, I had to in order to copy my old application data from my XP system (since Windows 7 didn't allow me to open that folder). :-/
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10 Oct 2010   #4

Win7 Pro x64 / WinXP x32
 
 

Nevermind, I figured it out. I just used rmdir Anwendungsdaten in the command line for the C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local folder and it removed the symlink =)
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10 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Application Data is AppData\Roaming in Windows 7. What you did was open every single junction that was used for compatibility. You backup just got a thousand times bigger even without an infinite junction loop.
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10 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

If you copied files into those folders, you made a HUGE mess.
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10 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Gotta love logicearth's signature!


Yes.. I'm honestly tired seeing people making the same mistakes with permissions this. I know it's unavoidable but sorry, I had to say it.
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