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Windows 7: How Do I Access these Folders?

16 Mar 2010   #1

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
How Do I Access these Folders?

I appear to be locked out the folders with the little arrows on them as shown in the picture below, can anybody tell me the procedure to gain access to these folders so I can go looking for specific files.

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16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Pedro,

Those folders are not real folders as such, rather they are what is known as Junctions. They exist for backwards compatibility with older programs and applications not specifically written for Vista and Windows 7.

Off the top of my head, I'm not 100% sure which folder each one refers to, but I do know that the My Documents one refers to My Documents (without the shortcut arrow), and it is that folder which you can access.
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16 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

See the link in my signature. Case in point, you do not need to access those locations.
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