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Windows 7: A Gazillion Sub-directories!

27 Dec 2010   #11
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
...Or if you are sure none of your applications use the older paths, the junctions can be deleted.
I did that during the Win 7 beta period with no ill effects.

NO GUARANTEES
, though...

(Being emphatic, just in case.)


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27 Dec 2010   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I did that during the Win 7 beta period with no ill effects.

NO GUARANTEES
, though...

(Being emphatic, just in case.)
Well if you did it before installing any Adobe Creative Suite 4 program it would broke [sic] and be forever broke.
I believe it was fixed in CS5 however.
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27 Dec 2010   #13
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

That's why I marked the idea "As Is".
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28 Dec 2010   #14
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

FYI:

I changed the permissions to that folder and plan on doing the same to the others as well.
So far, everything seems to be working OK.

I confess- I'm too afraid to delete the folder as I have a lot of older programs that might be depending on this; the last thing I want to be faced with is a re-install.

Well, there you have it; I guess the best thing to do is to leave well enough alone, as has been preached, even by me, for so many years...

Thanks for everyone's help on this matter.
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28 Dec 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Next time when moving the Users directory use Robocopy or another that supports transferring the ACLs along with the files/folders.
For example:

Code:
robocopy C:\Users D:\Users /E /COPYALL /SL /MT
Untested...
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