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Windows 7: Cannot access Local Settings


01 Jun 2010   #1
jeh

 
 
Cannot access Local Settings

I used Easy Transfer to transfer data from my old XP box to my new Win 7 Pro desktop. The process was painless and most files fetched up as expected. The contents of “My Pictures” appear in “Libraries\Pictures\My Pictures”, also as expected. I want to share these with my networked XP laptop.
The Properties of “Libraries\Pictures\My Pictures” reports that the actual folder is “C:\Users\John\Local Settings\My Pictures”. However I’m not allowed access to “Local Settings” – I just get the “Permissions denied” message even though I’m using an Administrator account. Therefore I can’t browse down to "My Pictures".
Thus when trying to connect from the laptop I can’t browse to “My Pictures” because I can’t get past the “Local Settings”. Typing the whole path in the XP Map Network address box just causes the XP to spend a while saying “attempting to connect” and then tell me that “the network path '\\desktop\Users\John\Local Settings\My Pictures' cannot be found”, presumably because it can’t get to or past “Local Settings”.
In any case, I’ve not been able to confirm that “My Pictures” is set to “Share”, although I have set that on the Libraries entry.
Does anyone have bright ideas on how to get round this MS generated obstacle?
TIA John

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01 Jun 2010   #2

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Try taking ownership of the folder with all the pictures in it.
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02 Jun 2010   #3
jeh

 
 

Thanks Windowsapple, but I can't do that. I can't get to the folder. BTW, "Loacl Settings" is showing as a shortcut; presumably this means it's a junction point. My basic problem is not being abe to navigate past it.
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02 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsapple View Post
Try taking ownership of the folder with all the pictures in it.
BAD ADVICE.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeh View Post
Thanks Windowsapple, but I can't do that. I can't get to the folder. BTW, "Loacl Settings" is showing as a shortcut; presumably this means it's a junction point. My basic problem is not being abe to navigate past it.
Not bad. :P Yes, it is a junction.

..\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\ is redirected to
..\Users\<username>\AppData\Local as per Application Compatibility: Junction Points and Backup Applications

So, in your case, you need to go to C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\My Pictures
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02 Jun 2010   #5
jeh

 
 

Thanks Arkhi. That makes sense and - equally importantly - works! Case closed. Hope this discussion helps someone else some time.
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21 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

THANK YOU Guys, that was really interesting and it was the same bloody issue i had!!
Well, i'm thanking you for all the people whom could make use of these things you wrote

Regards
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