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Windows 7: Many junction points broken under %userprofile%

27 Jun 2012   #1

win7 ult x86 sp1
Many junction points broken under %userprofile%

all the junction points under %userprofile% got broken. when double-click, explorer prompts "XXXXX is not accessible". however the target folder (e.g. "%userprofile%AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent") can be opened normally;
at the same time the junction point can be accessible in cmd.exe, however all items in the target folder can not be shown in this case.
please help me to find out what's the problem and how to fix.

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27 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Can you tell me what file windows is saying is inaccessible
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27 Jun 2012   #3

win7 ult x86 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computerpete View Post
Can you tell me what file windows is saying is inaccessible
not file, they are the folders:
<JUNCTION> Application Data [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming]
<JUNCTION> Cookies [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies]
<JUNCTION> Local Settings [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Local]
<JUNCTION> My Documents [C:\Users\bin_li\Documents]
<JUNCTION> NetHood [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts]
<JUNCTION> PrintHood [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts]
<JUNCTION> SendTo [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo]
<JUNCTION> Start Menu [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
<JUNCTION> Templates [C:\Users\bin_li\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]

besides, if I recreate the junction point via System internal tool "junction", it can work.
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28 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Is junction a folder on your system
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28 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You are not suppose to even be able to access those Junctions, you should be getting an Access Denied message.
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28 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

Just to second what logicearth said, you're not supposed to be able to access them via explorer. Otherwise, programs such as backup ones will recurse such folders especially under %appdata% repeatedly and infinitely.
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29 Jun 2012   #7

win7 ult x86 sp1

thank u all for help!
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02 May 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
"All Users" Junction Point

Where did the "all users" junction point come from? And how come there are junctions for Music, Pictures and Video folders as well?
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 Many junction points broken under %userprofile%

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