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Windows 7: application data location? did i messed it up?

21 Oct 2010   #1
BLooDSaCHoK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
application data location? did i messed it up?

Im really unsure. I think i messed it.
Please help me.
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21 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BLooDSaCHoK View Post
Im really unsure. I think i messed it.
Please help me.
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If you are asking if application data is replacing documents and settings. it is. Your setup looks correct


Ken J
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21 Oct 2010   #3
BLooDSaCHoK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Where should the Application Data with the lock be?
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21 Oct 2010   #4
BLooDSaCHoK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

If you are asking if application data is replacing documents and settings. it is. Your setup looks correct


Ken J
when i click application data, and application data in it, it will be an endless loop.
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21 Oct 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why have you taken ownership of the "Documents and Settings" folder in the first place?

You do realize the folder is but a junction point to actual folders on your HD, don't you?

Was there a particular reason you did so and what did you do after having done so?

The "Application Data" folder itself is but a junction point as well.
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21 Oct 2010   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

You weren't supposed to mess up the permissions, because I'm pretty sure you did. DandS is known as "Users". The Application Data heirarchy has been replaced with "AppData". Subsequent junction points mainted integrity of program compatibility such that old programs will be pointed to the better organized folders to make sure they will run properly. The consequence of changing these permissions will be an endless loop as you are simply clicking the same junction point over and over again.
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21 Oct 2010   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

For most users, it is wise to keep the defaults of "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives" selected as well as "Hide protected operating system files" checked.
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It's a bit late for that now and the result may require a system restore (if available) or a Repair Install.

Sorry, BLooDSaCHoK.


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21 Oct 2010   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try a system restore to a point behind the date where you changed the permissions. Worth a try!
EDIT sorry crossed with Mike but there's now two votes for a system restore
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21 Oct 2010   #9
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Take it from someone who knows. I learned the hard way about permissions on system files. I literally turned my PC into a paper weight with one fatal click. Also, did you rename your Appdata folder to "Application Data"? I didn't think windows 7 used Application Data anymore.
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25 Oct 2010   #10
BLooDSaCHoK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well i tap both ALT+F10 while booting my acer laptop,
press enter at the "edit boot options" screen
select "restore to factory defaults"
The good thing was i did'nt lose any files which i saved into my imation,
i also learnt not to messed up my settings.
The best part was i did'nt need any dvd to restore my windows7.
Thanks to everyone for your replies and advices.
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