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Windows 7: just run as administrator?

22 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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22 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (6.1, Build 7600)

That still doesn't explain why when I go to into AppData (the one you say I should), Local, I cannot access my Application Data, History, and Temporary Internet Files??? Are these fake as well? I would like to understand what is going on. If you say you "don't want to explain everything again" you must have explained it somewhere? Could you link me please so this can stop being so aggravating for me?
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22 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Thank You! I really appreciate it.
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22 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Everything hidden folder that denies you access is but a junction that is there for backward compatibility.

Local Settings\Application Data = "C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Local"
Local Settings\History = "C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History"
Local Settings\Internet = "C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files"
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22 Oct 2009   #15

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stratman69 View Post
Ok, maybe I was wrong about the version, I just remember having the same problems a long time ago with a different version of Windows. There are several folders that are have a lock on them and when I try to access them I get this message: (Header) Location is not available (message) C:\System Volume Information (* or whichever folder it is) is not accessible. Access is denied. So, then when I go into the security tab, it will show different Groups or user names and then thats where the fun starts. Even though most of the time it looks like I SHOULD have permission to open the folder. I'm not the only one who has trouble with this BTW, there are a lot of other people who are complaining about this.

they are locking them for a reason. Even if you are the super admin. even if you change the permissions. the locked folders are just place holders for app install. the applicaion is replaced by app data, etc. think of it as a pointer. if you change it or move it, you will break something.

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22 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sometimes you just gotta go with Microsoft on some of these changes and accept the fact that things aren't always going to be the way that they used to be. Glad you guys got all this sorted out.
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07 Jul 2012   #17

WinXP/ Win7x64/ Mac OSX Snow Leopard - Multi Boot

Is there a place where this has been documented in more detail? Say on a Microsoft Site?
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