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Windows 7: Deleting old Vista Users folder

17 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Deleting old Vista Users folder

I had copied over my old vista \Users folder and finally got around to moving over all the files. I tried to delete the folder but 3 hidden folders don't won't to delete themselves leaving me stuck with the directories.

My Music
My Pictures
My Videos

I've tried removing them through explorer, elevated command prompt, built-in administrator account. Trying to access them gives access denied, and try to change permissions on the file gives access denied, even in administrator account.

Based on the command-prompt messages it seems like the folder have actually been deleted but the reference still exists under Documents.

> dir "My Music"
Volume in drive D has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 72EC-B45D

Directory of D:\Users_Vista\User\Documents\My Music

File Not Found

> del "My Music"
Could Not Find D:\Users_Vista\User\Documents\My Music\*

> rmdir "My Music"
The directory is not empty.

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17 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the suggestion. There is a "My Music" with reference to "C:\Users\User\Music" but I believe that is part of the system that makes \Users\User\Music appear as "My Music" in explorer.

There was not reference to "D:\Users_Vista\User\Documents\My Music"

I believe the My Music... etc folders were initially junctions, but for some reason they are now shown as directories.

I found a solution, access was being blocked due to the Access Control list stuff.
Everyone (DENY)(S,RD). I was fiddling around with ownership settings as well.
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17 Jan 2011   #3
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