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Windows 7: can't access folders

05 Jun 2011   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jack C View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Open one of the folders in question and then click once in the address bar. You will now see the actual physical path on the hard drive for that location.

There are no "My" folders physically created on the hard drive. The My designations are just pointers.

Example:
c users lee "my documents" is located at c:\users\lee\documents
c users lee "my pictures" is located at c:\users\lee\pictures

Bear in mind though that other software programs might still create actual folders with My in the name.
I'm getting the picture. I see in the address bar c:\users\<user>\documents, but I see in the Explorer Tree "My documents". How confusing is that? I guess I'll get used to it, but it could get confusing if you wanted to write a batch file to copy something to or from that folder.
Many thanks again for your patience.
Jack
It really shouldn't be...you always use the actual physical "address" in coding.


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05 Jun 2011   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
That's correct, the path has no "My" in Win 7, but in Explorer it does. At least it is how my clean install does it.
As example:
Attachment 158250
I don't understand your reference to "Win 7" and "Explorer"....Windows Explorer is a component of Windows 7.

Your address bar shows the true address. What you point to on the left is a "label" or a "pretty" name for the location.
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05 Jun 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
That's correct, the path has no "My" in Win 7, but in Explorer it does. At least it is how my clean install does it.
As example:
Attachment 158250
I don't understand your reference to "Win 7" and "Explorer"....Windows Explorer is a component of Windows 7.

Your address bar shows the true address. What you point to on the left is a "label" or a "pretty" name for the location.
Re-read the whole thread.
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05 Jun 2011   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
That's correct, the path has no "My" in Win 7, but in Explorer it does. At least it is how my clean install does it.
As example:
Attachment 158250
I don't understand your reference to "Win 7" and "Explorer"....Windows Explorer is a component of Windows 7.

Your address bar shows the true address. What you point to on the left is a "label" or a "pretty" name for the location.
Re-read the whole thread.
Still doesn't make sense
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