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Windows 7: robocopy cannot access "my music"

03 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
robocopy cannot access "my music"

There's a hidden file called "my music" in the documents directory, which bizzarely can be navigated to via "my documents" or "documents" depending upon the situation.

I need to make robocopy work on the c:\users\jack\Documents directory. Robocopy cannot get past the hidden "my music" shortcut because "access is denied". Please tell me if that shortcut is a junction. I cannot check it myself because I already deleted it.

A junction is displayed via an option on the dir command.

"dir /aL"

I don't see why Microsoft presumes I need a music directory.

Hoping somebody replies.


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03 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I'm going to run with a robocopy option that skips junctions.
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08 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

It's a junction, same on Win 8, 8.1 and 10. For instance, here is Win 10:

 Directory of C:\Users\rrkurtz\Documents

11/12/2015  10:39 PM    <JUNCTION>     My Music [C:\Users\rrkurtz\Music]
11/12/2015  10:39 PM    <JUNCTION>     My Pictures [C:\Users\rrkurtz\Pictures]
11/12/2015  10:39 PM    <JUNCTION>     My Videos [C:\Users\rrkurtz\Videos]
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               3 Dir(s)  167,011,282,944 bytes free
Using /X in robocopy as you said you were going to do should resolve the problem.
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