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Windows 7: Documents and Settings & users not accessible

11 Jan 2013   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian Davison View Post
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!!
Because Explorer does not know the difference between a folder and a junction. As far as Explorer (and every other application) is concerned a junction is a folder. As it should be. If a junction was seen as something other then a folder, it would ruin the purpose of junctions. Even if it did, plugging in specialized error messages just for these compatibility junctions would just be garbage in the code.

You also brought back an old thread, please avoid doing that in the future.

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11 Jan 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks that makes some sense of it.
I'm new to the forum. what do you mean by "brought back an old thread"? and what should I have done instead?
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