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"Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!

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Old 05-30-2007
Angelique
 

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"Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!
Weirdest Vista thing yet: I am the only user and the administrator. I can
access all parts of my computer (I think) EXCEPT:
/local settings
/my music
/my pictures
/my videos

These folders are currently empty (I assume. I haven't used them) I can
create and folders and look at everything else on the computer. I just
discovered that "access is deined" (with no other explanation) by accident.
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Old 05-30-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: "Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!
Angelique

These are not folders, they are called 'Junctions' and they are only there
for backward compatibility for legacy software. These junctions cannot be
opened or used like a normal folder. There is no more "My" anything in
Vista, this term was retired in Vista. It is now just Computer, Documents,
Pictures and etc.

There is a good description of these junctions at the following website.

Why do I get an Access Denied error when trying to open a folder?:
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Security/junctions.aspx

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Angelique" <Angelique@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C5D1E0B8-2B5F-48ED-A5A7-68B0C4F82EC8@microsoft.com...
> Weirdest Vista thing yet: I am the only user and the administrator. I can
> access all parts of my computer (I think) EXCEPT:
> /local settings
> /my music
> /my pictures
> /my videos
>
> These folders are currently empty (I assume. I haven't used them) I can
> create and folders and look at everything else on the computer. I just
> discovered that "access is deined" (with no other explanation) by
> accident.


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Old 05-30-2007
Angelique
 

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Re: "Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden fil
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Angelique
>
> These are not folders, they are called 'Junctions' and they are only there
> for backward compatibility for legacy software. These junctions cannot be
> opened or used like a normal folder. There is no more "My" anything in
> Vista, this term was retired in Vista....


I am soooooo glad! I found "My" folders extremely irritating, even insulting
when they first appeared, and I wasn't the only one! I never used them. Even
though I'm having some trouble with Vista, I'm liking it overall because I
haven't had to jump through 25 hoops yet to trick it out for my business and
accessability issues.

Angelique
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