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Windows 7: Documents and Settings & users not accessible

11 Apr 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

drugo,
go to a command prompt
cd \%iserprofile%
dir /al

There is your answer.

This tells me that you never tried a sequence of commands I gave in a previous post in this thread.

You've got to do your part here.


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11 Apr 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Oh heck,

Lighting was bad in the restaurant where I sent previous msg and my typing is bad, that should have been %userprofile% and actually %username% will also work for you.
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11 Apr 2010   #13
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
DrugO,

Thou shallt sweat it not. Everything is OK.

You have encounterd a "Junction Point" or link as Microsoft likes to call them.
I prefer to refer to them as a "forwarding address".

Microsoft moved where somethings are kept. To accommodate older software then they use Junction points.

Documents & Settings is going to point to %systemdrive%\Users

If you run cmd.exe, then you can run dir /al and see this link.

I'm pasting in a clip from my toshiba:
C:\>dir /al
Volume in drive C is ToshibaC
Volume Serial Number is 14F5-F34B

Directory of C:\

13-Jul-09 21:53 <JUNCTION> Documents and Settings [c:\Users]
0 File(s) 0 bytes
1 Dir(s) 30,083,604,480 bytes free


Oh yes, to see all of them go to %systemdrive% and enter
dir /al /s

the /s tells dos to recurse thru your subdirectories.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Any folder that is giving you Access Denied is a junction point. Nothing is there so leave it alone.
thanks but to copy or delete a file inside these folder ,how could i do it?
You shouldn't need to mess with juntions or anything else... the fix is beyond simple.

Click Start then drag your user name out onto your desktop. This is the new version of Documets and settings. From there you can use it just like the XP version you're probably used to.

These folders are your "default save locations" and can easily be selected from your file save dialogs...
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11 Apr 2010   #14
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello !!

Messing around with Documents and Settings in Windows 7 is a bad idea. That is the main reason the entry to that folder is blocked in Windows itself. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 Documents and Settings is replaced by Users. So if you want to getting into Application Data folder i guess the easy way is to Go to Start > Run > %appdata% then Hit OK now it should take you to Application Data folder.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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11 Apr 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

CommonTater,

"Click Start then drag your user name out onto your desktop. "

All this time and that had never occurred to me. Interesting.

I can see where that would be a preferred approach for some.

Personally, I hide the desktop icons and just have a theme on the desktop plus a clock gadget.

As said, I found the approach interesting and useful to some.
Thanks,
karl
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11 Apr 2010   #16
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
CommonTater,

"Click Start then drag your user name out onto your desktop. "

All this time and that had never occurred to me. Interesting.

I can see where that would be a preferred approach for some.

Personally, I hide the desktop icons and just have a theme on the desktop plus a clock gadget.

As said, I found the approach interesting and useful to some.
Thanks,
karl
The whole point of having a desktop at all is that you can arrange your frequently used shortcuts on it for ease of access... That is literally why it's there. Otherwise you'd see Windows with a horrificly complex menu setup and little or no convenience features.

The first thing anyone new to win7 should do is drag their Username, the computer link and the network link out onto their desktop... This gives them the central locii of their filing system at easy access... From there it's beyond easy to use the system.

In day to day operation --since win95-- I run my computers almost entirely by clicking on files. I rarely use the start menu or launch programs directly... 99% of what I do is done simply by clicking on files and letting the file associations take care of it for me.

Another thing a lot of people don't seem to realize is that they can create folders anywhere on their file system and make shortcuts to them either on the desktop and/or in their users folder... I don't even want to guess how often I've gone on service calls to find literally thousands of music files all stacked up in "My Music" because the client didn't know they could just keep making new folders as they needed them....

The power of windows is in it's native file system... The desktop links I've descriibed over and over these past couple of weeks are the users's best access to it.
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11 Apr 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

CommonTater,

The links are good.

"Each to his own.", said the man as he kissed the cow.
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11 Apr 2010   #18
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
CommonTater,

The links are good.

"Each to his own.", said the man as he kissed the cow.
Well... here's my desktop....

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How convenient is that?


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11 Apr 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

CommonTater,
Excellent
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10 Jan 2013   #20
Brian Davison

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So why on earth don't MS say so??? why "access denied" instead of "junction point browse to c:\users instead" ?
One is helpful, the other just plain nasty!!
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