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Windows 7: how to see folder with padlocks in 7 ?

30 Mar 2010   #1
royharlie

7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
how to see folder with padlocks in 7 ?

hi,

i first use 7, before xp, never use vista..

if in xp i can see folder c:\document and setting,
c:\..\local setting\application data, etc

in win 7 this folder can't open?
appear box u don't have permission, folder with padlocks

how to clear the padlocks? so i can open the folder..

thx..


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30 Mar 2010   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello roy,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You cannot open that folder. It is not truly a folder. It is a junction point, or a shortcut to point legacy programs to the correct place to install files since documents and settings is no longer used. Messing with this folder could cause big problems. If you check 'hide protected operating system files' in folder options, you won't see these junction points anymore.

Hope this helps,

Gary
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30 Mar 2010   #3
royharlie

7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

so if that is not truly folder, where i can see document and setting folder?

I was deliberately going to see the contents of the folder
like in xp. can do this? may change the settings in windows? or change the registry?
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30 Mar 2010   #4
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royharlie View Post
so if that is not truly folder, where i can see document and setting folder?

I was deliberately going to see the contents of the folder
like in xp. can do this? may change the settings in windows? or change the registry?
Wondows 7 dosen't use "Document and settings" folder....

For your purposes try going to "C:\Users\Your Username"

Hope it will help you

P.S. you will find your Application Data folder under: "C:\Users\Your Username\AppData"
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30 Mar 2010   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

As jav says, the files you are looking for are in AppData. The junction points do not contain any files for you to see. When you install an older program that wants to put data in 'Documents and Settings', it goes to this junction point which points it to the correct folder to install it's files.
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01 Apr 2010   #6
royharlie

7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ok, thank you..

btw i already know how to view folder with padlock..

change "everyone" permission to full access..
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