Re: Locked Out Of Folders
Thanks for the explanation.
I shall now rest easy!
"Jane C" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> John Reid wrote:
>> I went in to check my music in my Vista Music folder but I found a new MY
>> MUSIC Folder. There was a new icon
>> beside it, a musical note, but it would not let me in to view the files.
>> It returned a message
>> saying that "it was not accessible: Access Denied." I then noticed that
>> other folders had new icons beside them, MY PICTURES and MY VIDEOS.
>> down was another folder MY DOCUMENTS. I was also locked out of this
>> It took me a little time to realize that these were XP names of folders.
>> I have been playing with Windows Media Centre, the Movie Maker and
>> Media Player, and I could access all of my pictures and music there. I
>> thought that these new files were created by these programmes for their
>> purposes. However, I still have my Vista files of Pictures, Videos and
>> and I am able to access them in the usual way. However, I have no clue as
>> where the new MY DOCUMENTS folder came from.
>> I have recently turned on the hidden folders so I can now see, for
>> the APPLICATION and APPS Data Folders and perhaps these XP type of folder
>> are stored there. I have not tried to delete them but I can access them
>> through right clicking, and get a full menu of possibilities including
>> old reliable, Properties. It may be that by turning off the hidden files
>> that the new ones might disappear but that would not answer the question
>> what are these XP file types doing here? I did turn off the hidden
>> folders switch so
>> I no longer can see the hidden folders and the XP type folders have
>> I would appreciate an explanation and advice as to what I should do about
>> these rogue folders.
>> I am running an Acer laptop (Aspire 7720) with 2 mg RAM and Intel Core
>> Vista Home Premium SP 1.
>> John Reid
> You don't need to do anything, these are not "rogue folders", they are
> called junction points. Have a read of this article for an explanation:
> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
> MVP - Windows Desktop Experience 2007-2009