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Windows 7: ?Recursive? folder creation?


25 Apr 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
?Recursive? folder creation?

Intel i3 Windows 7 Home Premium

Trying to solve another problem I noted that in C:\users\mylogin\AppData\local\Application Data that A: this looked like a shortcut, and B: there existed many , many layers of ..\Application Data\. All levels seem to have the same set of {hex foldername} and normal folders. There were thousands (69,729 files in 5,538 folders occupying 4.10GB).

Some dates were 18 months old, same age as the laptop. Some new.

Can that be right?

Can I wipe this stuff?

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25 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No you cannot wipe this stuff...You are getting this problem because you changed permissions which where there to stop this from happening.
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26 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks LE - I guess I made my own login account Administrator after buying the laptop.

You're saying each lower level of ...\Application Data\... represents an attempt, successful or unsuccessful, to alter permissions on that account. Or, on some account.

Pity the HDD now has to drag all that useless data around.
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26 Apr 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muymalestado View Post
......All levels seem to have the same set of {hex foldername} and normal folders......
"seem" being the operative word here.
The cake is a lie... or, in this case, a junction.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muymalestado View Post
...Pity the HDD now has to drag all that useless data around.
The data that these junctions points to is not useless and these junctions points do not duplicate the data on the drive.
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