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Windows 7: Documents and Settings refuses to open. Win7 Ultimate

10 Jan 2014   #1
jerry0

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Documents and Settings refuses to open. Win7 Ultimate

I tri to open D&S directory on the left side column. ERROR: Access is Denied. The icon has a curled blue arrow on it. I can open it from the right column
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The Properties/security show that I,System,Administrator and Everybody have FULL ACCESS.
I think that blue arrow is a clue.
Thanks, G


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10 Jan 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gerald,

The C:\Documents and Settings link is actually only a junction point (symbolic link) now used for backwards compatibility of older programs that still reference it, and not a real folder that can be opened.

It was replaced by the C:\Users and C:\ProgramData folders in Windows 7 now.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jan 2014   #3
jerry0

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

I was looking at the Properties/Security again and a small window popped up and helped me remove a setting that was blocking access for "EVERYBODY" I ripped that out and it works now. The blue arrow is still there! ???
Thanks, G
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10 Jan 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The blue arrow overlay on the icon indicates that it's a link and not an actual folder.
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