Please read this thread before merging it with a different thread that has nothing to do with this issue. This is not
the same issue I was having with being unable to access the WinXP "My Documents" folder in Windows 7.
I discussed previously that I was unable to access my XP installation's "My Documents" folder in Windows 7. I never did find a solution to that problem, so I booted into XP and moved everything in "My Documents" to c:\mydocs.
I can access c:\mydocs in Windows 7, however only about 3GB of the 25GB of pictures in the "My Pictures" folder are showing. I've gone through the permissions to make sure my account has full authority over the folder, I've taken owership of the folder, and made sure that the ownership of the file is set to Administrators. Still, only those 3GB of pictures are showing.
If I boot back into XP, all 25GB of pictures are there.
2 more things:
- In setting some of the security/permissions/ownership settings in both XP and Windows 7, some files report a generic "access denied" error, telling me to make sure the files aren't in use (they're not).
- The properties of "My Pictures" indicates that some files are hidden. If I uncheck the hidden box and apply, it seems to apply to the folder and the files in it. But if I re-open the properties, the "hidden" box is again checked.
Does anyone have any ideas?