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Windows 7: Locked folders

08 Nov 2009   #11
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmurph62 View Post
I see your point if multiple users use the computer. I don't have to worry about that myself. Guess it depends on each user to to set it the way they want.
Yep. I just hope people figure out that the lock doesn't mean they have no access to files, and that user folder security is still the way it was in XP and Vista.


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30 Dec 2009   #12
bobj1938

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Locked folders in Win 7

Had the same problem but did what KEGOBEER suggested and it worked just fine@ Thanks!
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30 Dec 2009   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmurph62 View Post
I've had the same problem. Why on earth would the documents folder ever defualt to being a locked folder?........
Better advice would be to leave it alone. You do not need to access Document and Settings. *sigh.....*
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10 Jan 2010   #14
Dennis Affleck

Windows 7
 
 
Better advice would be to leave it alone. You do not ne

I think I will be the one who deceides whether or not I "need" access or not.
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10 Jan 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dennis Affleck View Post
I think I will be the one who deceides whether or not I "need" access or not.
And you do not need access to "Document and Settings", go to "Users".
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05 Oct 2010   #16
2007S281

All Windows
 
 

Just remove the EVERYONE user!
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05 Oct 2010   #17
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Apparently old habits die hard. I beseech everyone that has been in this thread desirous of gaining access to the "Documents and Settings" folder, for whatever reason, to read the links in Logicearth's signature area.

Very informative reading. Again, I highly recommend it. You will realize that accessing the "Documents and Settings" folder gains you nothing...really.
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05 Oct 2010   #18
2007S281

All Windows
 
 

As an Admin I see the reasons that you want to limit anyone from gaining access to these Folders, but as an Admin try adding a Shortcut to the All Users Folder when you can't access the folder.
Once again MS Screwed up!
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05 Oct 2010   #19
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I understand your point, however, I assert the new "Users" directory structure should be understood and utilized for what you mention.

Take ownership of the "Users" directory as an admin if you find it necessary and leave the "Documents and Settings" folders be just what they are - junction points.

Things change. The directory structure regarding User files is just one of the many changes, presaged in Vista, in Windows 7. Just my humble opinion. It'll save a lot of heartache in the long run.

There is nothing in the "Documents and Settings" folder that is not in the "Users" directory tree. It's an anachronism in comparison to the world of Windows 7.
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05 Oct 2010   #20
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2007S281 View Post
As an Admin I see the reasons that you want to limit anyone from gaining access to these Folders, but as an Admin try adding a Shortcut to the All Users Folder when you can't access the folder.
Once again MS Screwed up!
You are looking in the wrong place.
The All User's start menu is here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

It is you who screwed up here. None of this is new, this new structure was started all the way back in Windows Vista. This information is easy to find there is even an XP directories to Vista/7 directories list.
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