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Windows 7: C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

11 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

I am running Windows 7 on my notebook, as the owner and admin.....
I try to access this folder, and I fact it appears as a shortcut rather than a folder...i have run antivirus, and malware, found nothing....
tried to change the security....all users has rights to it, the admin does not and cannot be changed....any ideas?

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12 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

Read more about junction points here:

In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.
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23 May 2012   #3

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

greg is right and there are other folders just like it too - you'll get access denied - it is normal

Don't sweat it. As greg mentioned - it's for backwards compatibility in Windows
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23 May 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

You should not have even been able to access Documents and Settings...Bah!
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