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Windows 7: what is virtual store folder

02 Apr 2012   #1
mahaju

Windows: Windows 7 Professional, Version 6.1.7600, , 32 Bit. Internet Explorer: 8.0.7
 
 
what is virtual store folder

What is this folder and why do things get saved in it?
Seems it happens by itself for some programs but I don't know why it happens
Almost drove me crazy today
What is this thing anyway?


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02 Apr 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Things get put there when an application that does not have administrative power tries and put files to a location that requires administrative power (Run as Admin). The folder prevents the application from crashing and burning.
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02 Apr 2012   #3
mahaju

Windows: Windows 7 Professional, Version 6.1.7600, , 32 Bit. Internet Explorer: 8.0.7
 
 

So I guess that includes C:\ as well
I tried to edit a file on C drive through edit.exe in cmd
then when I saved it got moved to virtual store
I got another file with the same name in C:\ and tried to open it through cmd, but it kept on opening the virtual store version
Is there anyway I can stop this from happening?
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02 Apr 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click > Run as Admin. Or better yet. Use your user directory (C:\Users\[username]) or a directory your user account has full access to.
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