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Windows 7: Repetition of ApplicationData 10 times under Local

08 Apr 2010   #21
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

The problem is that these are not folders, they are junction points which point older programs to the proper place to install their data since 'Documents and Settings' no longer exists. When you changed the permissions, you broke them and they no longer serve that function. They don't contain anything so leave them alone. A repair install might fix them, but personally I'd do a clean install (backup data first of course). If you don't uncheck the 'Hide protected operating system files' under folder options, you won't see them.


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08 Apr 2010   #22
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
The problem is that these are not folders, they are junction points which point older programs to the proper place to install their data since 'Documents and Settings' no longer exists. When you changed the permissions, you broke them and they no longer serve that function. They don't contain anything so leave them alone. A repair install might fix them, but personally I'd do a clean install (backup data first of course). If you don't uncheck the 'Hide protected operating system files' under folder options, you won't see them.
Man this issue is still ongoing? I second and third the motion.

The OP needs to start rationalizing that after this much time spent on this issue, you could have reinstalled Windows 7 about a gazillion times. Don't mistake my comment as being glib or taking a shot, because I'm not. It's agonizing as everyone knows to go through something like that, but when your options are limited, then you have to look at "How much more time am I going to spend troubleshooting this crap?"

Back it up, wipe it, reinstall it, then Seven-it till it hurts!
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09 Apr 2010   #23
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

I have one computer that has not been touched and when I opened for example the Documents and Settings I found a lot of information that is not "susposed to be there". I put the "folder" in deny access and then I could not access it. ???????
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09 Apr 2010   #24
jhmac77

win 7 and xp
 
 

Please close this discussion. I won't respond anymore. I have backed up as much as I can but Windows 7 really has an access problem which really needs to be corrected! See Need steps to transfer files between computers - Tech Support Forum and all the access references there. It's a real headache!!!!!!
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09 Apr 2010   #25
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhmac77 View Post
Please close this discussion. I won't respond anymore. I have backed up as much as I can but Windows 7 really has an access problem which really needs to be corrected!
What needs to be corrected it is not Windows, it is the users who foolishly change folder/file permissions. Which is what you are doing. Being able to open "Document and Settings" on Windows 7 means YOU screwed up.
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23 Sep 2010   #26
MrIncredible

W7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Would using these instructions to reset file permissions to the default help?

Windows 7 Upgrade resets file system permissions
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23 Sep 2010   #27
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I do remember that I "upgrading" my system to repair everything (including permissions) did help.
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