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Windows 7: Duplication of files

18 Feb 2010   #1
pguy2009

windows 7
 
 
Duplication of files

l have always wondered why there is so much duplication in Windows. Files in the libraries are duplicated in documents and settings. Is there some way to get rid of the duplication.

Paul GUY


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18 Feb 2010   #2
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pguy2009 View Post
l have always wondered why there is so much duplication in Windows. Files in the libraries are duplicated in documents and settings. Is there some way to get rid of the duplication.

Paul GUY
are you sure that that they are not just links / shortcuts?
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18 Feb 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foadywm View Post

are you sure that that they are not just links / shortcuts?
That is exactly what they are,

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A Library can be treated like a folder with a group of subfolders inside it, and can also pull some nifty tricks all of its own. The important thing to remember is this: the subfolders are not actually stored in the library. They are just made to seem as though they are. Each library has some default contents, but you can change these, and also create new libraries if you wish.
Windows 7 Libraries Explained ? And Why You Want Them
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18 Feb 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You should not even by able to access "Document and Settings" in Windows 7...
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