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Windows 7: Folders not accessible

28 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Folders not accessible


When I go to Libraries - Documents and then click on a folder like My Music/My Pictures or My Videos a window pops up saying "C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music is not accessible.
Access is denied."
What is the point in having folders in my computer that I cannot access ? How do I make them accessible?
Thank you,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #2

Windows Seven x64

What version of Windows 7 do you have?

Also are you Administrator or a Standard User?

If you have more than one account, can you access this folder on another user account?

Thanks Ryan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Mickmac, welcome to Seven Forums!

They're just junction points, they "point" to the actual file for compatibility reasons; have a look at the link below for a definition.

What are Junction Points
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
Junction Points

Thanks for the replies, I think I have it under control now.
I do have another question for you though, it concerns Windows Media Player. When I go to my music library instead of seeing 1 of each song listed, there are 2, 3 or even more copies of each song.
Is it possible to fix this ? For some reason WMP is grabbing a copy of each song from different folders. Can I remove the whole music library altogether and just use WMP for watching movies ?
Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Mickmac.

Glad to see you found a solution. You may have better chance getting answers with the new question if you start a new thread for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2010   #6

Windows 7

OK, Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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