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Windows 7: Can't open links in my user folder

27 Dec 2013   #1
nulano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can't open links in my user folder

I've recently build a new computer and it's great.

However I'm having a problem with opening symbolic links. When I try to open a symbolic link, I get an error message saying the location is unavailable and access is denied. How can I fix this?




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27 Dec 2013   #2
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

The folder you are trying to open in your screenshot is normally not displayed in Explorer, you must have the "Hide protected operating system files" check-box unchecked. The folder you tried to open and the other similar ones are there for backwards compatibility with XP application, they aren't meant to be directly accessed by the user.
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27 Dec 2013   #3
nulano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is there a way I can open them? They seem like they point to useful locations (useful for me).
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27 Dec 2013   #4
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

The folders that have the same function are in different places in Windows 7. If you mention what folders you want access to I should be able to tell you there location in Windows 7.
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27 Dec 2013   #5
nulano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Start Menu, Send To, Templates, All Users\Desktop
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27 Dec 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

C:\Users\Public\Desktop
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27 Dec 2013   #7
nulano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks.

Do you know why I can't access them directly? If applications can access them why not the user directly?
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27 Dec 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nulano View Post
Thanks.

Do you know why I can't access them directly? If applications can access them why not the user directly?
Even an application cannot list them! An application can create a file or delete a file. But application cannot list what's in that folder.
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27 Dec 2013   #9
nulano

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK thanks!
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27 Dec 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

in command prompt:
Code:
dir/ah
Here you see the "symbolic links". And where they point to.
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