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Windows 7: C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

21 Apr 2010   #1
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.


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21 Apr 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:
C:\ProgramData
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21 Apr 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiwiTT View Post
How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

Are you running as a standard user? I have no problem opening or adding items.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As a "Domain Admin"

"C:\ProgramData\StartMenu" is also denied !!!
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21 Apr 2010   #5
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even using windows explorer as a Run As administrator denies access.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the path I should

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

This may be worth placing in an FAQ
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22 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiwiTT View Post
As a "Domain Admin"

"C:\ProgramData\StartMenu" is also denied !!!
Open your start menu... right click on "All Programs"... select either Open or Open all users... should open right up.

The lead folder is blocked, not the sub folder under it.
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22 Apr 2010   #8
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiwiTT View Post
As a "Domain Admin"

"C:\ProgramData\StartMenu" is also denied !!!
Do you have GPO set to block access to this? Even a Domain Admin will be blocked if policy is set.
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07 Nov 2012   #9
ssheaf

Win 7 x64, Pro
 
 
Neat trick

I just bumped into a neat way to unravel these "uncoperative" junction points.
1. Use windows explorer to identify the folder containing the uncoperative junction point
2. Go to a cmd prompt and CD \
3. now CD to the path in step 1 (eg CD \Users\All Users)
4. DIR /ah (the ah part is important)
5. Now read the real path for the required junction point. eg
Start Menu [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
This works for other junction points too....

Who said DOS is dead!!!!
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