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Windows 7: what are these files?

19 Mar 2010   #1
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 
what are these files?

I turned off sys restore, indexing, then everything (i think) about backups

what are these files in so many locations?


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19 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I turned off sys restore, indexing, then everything (i think) about backups

what are these files in so many locations?

I strongly suspect that it is being caused by you folder set up. a typical path for folders would be
C:\documents and settings\all users\application data

yours
C:\documets and settings\all users\application data\application data\application data\application data\application data\miscrosoft.

Given the 5 extra level with all folders duplicated you are going to have 5 extra copies of everything.

Ken
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19 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Oh dear....you altered folder permissions didn't you?
...Why?

This is called an infinite loop, because you changed permissions.
...You were denied access for a reason.
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19 Mar 2010   #4
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Oh dear....you altered folder permissions didn't you?
...Why?
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew I should not have done it, i kept getting denied, denied, denied. I almost smashed it with a hammer


still, why so many files ( this was just for 2minutes )
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19 Mar 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Document and Settings, All Users, Application Data, etc. Are all junctions there is no reason for you to be accessing these. Any folder that denies you access like these did, it means leave it alone, there is nothing in them. These junctions redirect old applications to the new layout, and as you can see the "Application Data" folder points to a location with another "Application Data" folder that points to the same location as the first one. Infinite loop.
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19 Mar 2010   #6
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Document and Settings, All Users, Application Data, etc. Are all junctions there is no reason for you to be accessing these. Any folder that denies you access like these did, it means leave it alone, there is nothing in them. These junctions redirect old applications to the new layout, and as you can see the "Application Data" folder points to a location with another "Application Data" folder that points to the same location as the first one. Infinite loop.

thank you very much.

and away we go towards a reinstall ( no freakin disks ) will make the backup dvd's in awhile.
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19 Mar 2010   #7
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Document and Settings, All Users, Application Data, etc. Are all junctions there is no reason for you to be accessing these. Any folder that denies you access like these did, it means leave it alone, there is nothing in them. These junctions redirect old applications to the new layout, and as you can see the "Application Data" folder points to a location with another "Application Data" folder that points to the same location as the first one. Infinite loop.

thank you very much.

and away we go towards a reinstall ( no freakin disks ) will make the backup dvd's in awhile.
Happy swearing!
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19 Mar 2010   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

And for future reference, everything that appears to be in C:/Documents and Settings/<user>/... is now actually under c:/Users/<user>/...

Turn on hidden files and folders to see it all. You should be able to have access to the files directly under there.
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19 Mar 2010   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Document and Settings, All Users, Application Data, etc. Are all junctions there is no reason for you to be accessing these. Any folder that denies you access like these did, it means leave it alone, there is nothing in them. These junctions redirect old applications to the new layout, and as you can see the "Application Data" folder points to a location with another "Application Data" folder that points to the same location as the first one. Infinite loop.

thank you very much.

and away we go towards a reinstall ( no freakin disks ) will make the backup dvd's in awhile.
And to add my twopennyworth. This post should have been in the Vista forum not Windows 7.
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19 Mar 2010   #10
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
And for future reference, everything that appears to be in C:/Documents and Settings/<user>/... is now actually under c:/Users/<user>/...

Turn on hidden files and folders to see it all. You should be able to have access to the files directly under there.

thank you!
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