C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

    I am running Windows 7 on my notebook, as the owner and admin.....
    I try to access this folder, and I cannot...in fact it appears as a shortcut rather than a folder...i have run antivirus, and malware, found nothing....
    tried to change the security....all users has rights to it, the admin does not and cannot be changed....any ideas?
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    It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

    Read more about junction points here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx

    In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.
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    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

    greg is right and there are other folders just like it too - you'll get access denied - it is normal

    Don't sweat it. As greg mentioned - it's for backwards compatibility in Windows
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  4. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    You should not have even been able to access Documents and Settings...Bah!
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