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Old 09-25-2009
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shortcut at C:/ProgramData/Application Data

Hi,
I notice that vista has made some shortcut folders as placeholders
for
previous XP folders. For instance:
C:/Application Data
If I look at the properties for that shortcut, it is type folder with
no target.
That all makes sense.

But I see another shortcut at:
C:/ProgramData/Application Data
That shortcut is type folder, but it has a target of "C:/Program Data"
And, when opening that shortcut you get into an endless loop. :-(
And causes my script to endlessly drill down.
This is a 1 month old vista home laptop.
I believe it should be a shortcut with type folder and no target.
Is that correct?
How can I fix this?

thanks,
gordon


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Old 09-25-2009
GTS
 

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Re: shortcut at C:/ProgramData/Application Data
See these links. The second one will explain your loop.

http://windowsconnected.com/blogs/jo...on-Points.aspx

http://www.moorlandit.net/index.php/...tion-points-90
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>
> Hi,
> I notice that vista has made some shortcut folders as placeholders
> for
> previous XP folders. For instance:
> C:/Application Data
> If I look at the properties for that shortcut, it is type folder with
> no target.
> That all makes sense.
>
> But I see another shortcut at:
> C:/ProgramData/Application Data
> That shortcut is type folder, but it has a target of "C:/Program Data"
> And, when opening that shortcut you get into an endless loop. :-(
> And causes my script to endlessly drill down.
> This is a 1 month old vista home laptop.
> I believe it should be a shortcut with type folder and no target.
> Is that correct?
> How can I fix this?
>
> thanks,
> gordon
>
>
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Old 09-25-2009
gordon55y
 

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Re: shortcut at C:/ProgramData/Application Data

GTS,
Thanks for the pointers to junction definition.
I still see a problem with C:/ProgramData/Application Data
1. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData are owned by NT
Authority\System
The C:/ProgramData/Application Data is owned by BUILTIN\Administrators
You can see that in the attached png.
2. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData all point to non recursive
folders.
3. The time stamp on C:/ProgramData/Application Data is 08/05/09 which
is the day
I bought this laptop.

Can you please check the ownership of your C:/ProgramData/Application
Data
I only have the one Vista machine.

thanks,
gordon

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Old 09-25-2009
gordon55y
 

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Re: shortcut at C:/ProgramData/Application Data

GTS,
Thanks for the pointers to junction definition.
I still see a problem with C:/ProgramData/Application Data
1. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData are owned by NT
Authority\System
The C:/ProgramData/Application Data is owned by BUILTIN\Administrators
You can see that in the attached png.
2. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData all point to non recursive
folders.
3. The time stamp on C:/ProgramData/Application Data is 08/05/09 which
is the day
I bought this laptop.

Can you please check the ownership of your C:/ProgramData/Application
Data
I only have the one Vista machine.

thanks,
gordon

http://file2.ws/3758


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Old 09-26-2009
GTS
 

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Re: shortcut at C:/ProgramData/Application Data
My system shows a difference in ownership. Interesting.

D:\ProgramData>dir /q /as
Directory of D:\ProgramData

11/02/2006 09:00 AM <JUNCTION> NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Application
Data [D:\ProgramData]
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>
> GTS,
> Thanks for the pointers to junction definition.
> I still see a problem with C:/ProgramData/Application Data
> 1. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData are owned by NT
> Authority\System
> The C:/ProgramData/Application Data is owned by BUILTIN\Administrators
> You can see that in the attached png.
> 2. The other junctions in C:/ProgramData all point to non recursive
> folders.
> 3. The time stamp on C:/ProgramData/Application Data is 08/05/09 which
> is the day
> I bought this laptop.
>
> Can you please check the ownership of your C:/ProgramData/Application
> Data
> I only have the one Vista machine.
>
> thanks,
> gordon
>
> http://file2.ws/3758
>
>
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