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Windows 7: Win7 C:AppData and D:AppData cant access

21 May 2011   #1
dotdot

W7 64 Pro
 
 
Win7 C:AppData and D:AppData cant access

Hi all.

I just built a new system with win764. I took my old hard drive which also had win764 and hooked it up to transfer all my files over to the new system.

Problem is if I go to

D:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data

its showing me the contents of

C:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data

I dont know if it's a symbolic link or whatever. What can I do to "unlink" the old and the new?

Any info appreciated.

Thanks


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21 May 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi dotdot. Can you open Computer from the start menu and then open the D:\ form there? If so it shoulde be a straight forward copy/paste operation.
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21 May 2011   #3
dotdot

W7 64 Pro
 
 

Hi,

Yes I can access everything on that drive. Its just the users folders that I'm having issue with. They're like linked or something. The old drive and new drive both have windows 7 64. And on the new machine I set the same User and the same Computer name. I dont know if that is making windows think that the users folders are the same thing or not.

If I go to C:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data and create a folder in there, the same folder appears in D:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data. I have dual screens, and had both folders open to watch. So because of this "system linking" thing, I cant get to my original data on D:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data.
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21 May 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

D:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data is a Symbolic Link. You need to open

D:\Users\MYUSER\AppData instead.
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21 May 2011   #5
dotdot

W7 64 Pro
 
 

That seems to work for appdata. Thanks Rich. Whole purpose of this was to go grab my FF profile and other app profile data.

Now how do I get to My Pictures? and My Documents?

Much appreciated!
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22 May 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Same way:

\Users\MYUSER\Desktop
\Users\MYUSER\My Documents
\Users\MYUSER\My Music
\Users\MYUSER\My Pictures
\Users\MYUSER\SendTo


etc.
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