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Windows 7: Appdata


28 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
Appdata

Is there absolutely no way to redirect files in appdata? New data in some programs always end up in users/appdata/local/virtualstore/.... It's a pain in the butt to move the songs back to where they are supposed to be. It's a big deal to me I've forgot to check important stuff in appdata before formatting since Vista.


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28 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why are your songs going to the VirtualStore in the first place? You should not be saving them to a protected location like Program Files.
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29 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

They are for a rhythm game and need to reside in the program files folder. Each song requires a chart(like DDR) to play, and everytime I make/edit a chart, it goes to appdata, not the game folder.
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29 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well there are a few things I can recommend versus messing with permissions.

Don't store the required files in the Program Files directory instead put them in another location. Then in the program's directory use a junction point to the song location.
Code:
mklink /J "C:\Program Files\your-program\songs-junction" "C:\users\your-user\songs"
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