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How to change a directory junction point

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Old 10-02-2009
Jasper Freeman
 

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How to change a directory junction point
Good Morning,

Recently I've been having problems with my Vista Ultimate.

1. It is my personal laptop with two users, me and Administrator.

2. While installing a program, I keep getting c:\Documents and Settings\All Users cannot be found. Install terminates.

3. When I do a dir /ad I see the following:

<Junction> Documents and Settings [y:\Users]
<Junction> Programs [y:\Users]

The laptop configuration is:
Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu T7700 2,40GHz
4GB RAM
32-Bit OS
RAID0 Harddrive (2x250GB)

The system has no Y: drive or partition. I have googled this problem and can find no solution.

So my questions are:

1. How can I change the Junction points?
2. If I go the route of re-applying the original
system image, will I be able to use a backup to
restore programs that have already been
registered/activated (i.e. Office Home, etc.)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Jasper
Very frustrated Vista user 8>{.

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Old 10-02-2009
Jasper Freeman
 

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Hi All,

"Seek and ye shall find!"

I found the solution to the problem.

First, make a note of the directory(ies) that are linked. Then a simple rmdir will remove the linked directories.

Next, used mklink command (mklink /? for help) to recreate the hard- and symboliclinks.

Then everything should be back to normal.

I have to figure out how to scan all directories for links (to make sure that I don't have other ghost links on the system.)

Regards/Gr??

Jasper



Jasper Freeman wrote:

How to change a directory junction point
02-Oct-09

Good Morning,

Recently I've been having problems with my Vista Ultimate.

1. It is my personal laptop with two users, me and Administrator.

2. While installing a program, I keep getting c:\Documents and Settings\All Users cannot be found. Install terminates.

3. When I do a dir /ad I see the following:

<Junction> Documents and Settings [y:\Users]
<Junction> Programs [y:\Users]

The laptop configuration is:
Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu T7700 2,40GHz
4GB RAM
32-Bit OS
RAID0 Harddrive (2x250GB)

The system has no Y: drive or partition. I have googled this problem and can find no solution.

So my questions are:

1. How can I change the Junction points?
2. If I go the route of re-applying the original
system image, will I be able to use a backup to
restore programs that have already been
registered/activated (i.e. Office Home, etc.)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Jasper
Very frustrated Vista user 8>{.

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Old 10-02-2009
 

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Re: Re:
dir c:\*.* /ad /s |find "JUNCTION"

Will list all junctions.
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"Jasper Freeman" wrote in message news:20091029847jasfree@t-online.de...
> Hi All,
>
> "Seek and ye shall find!"
>
> I found the solution to the problem.
>
> First, make a note of the directory(ies) that are linked. Then a simple
> rmdir will remove the linked directories.
>
> Next, used mklink command (mklink /? for help) to recreate the hard- and
> symboliclinks.
>
> Then everything should be back to normal.
>
> I have to figure out how to scan all directories for links (to make sure
> that I don't have other ghost links on the system.)
>
> Regards/Gr??
>
> Jasper
>
>
>
> Jasper Freeman wrote:
>
> How to change a directory junction point
> 02-Oct-09
>
> Good Morning,
>
> Recently I've been having problems with my Vista Ultimate.
>
> 1. It is my personal laptop with two users, me and Administrator.
>
> 2. While installing a program, I keep getting c:\Documents and
> Settings\All Users cannot be found. Install terminates.
>
> 3. When I do a dir /ad I see the following:
>
> <Junction> Documents and Settings [y:\Users]
> <Junction> Programs [y:\Users]
>
> The laptop configuration is:
> Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu T7700 2,40GHz
> 4GB RAM
> 32-Bit OS
> RAID0 Harddrive (2x250GB)
>
> The system has no Y: drive or partition. I have googled this problem and
> can find no solution.
>
> So my questions are:
>
> 1. How can I change the Junction points?
> 2. If I go the route of re-applying the original
> system image, will I be able to use a backup to
> restore programs that have already been
> registered/activated (i.e. Office Home, etc.)?
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jasper
> Very frustrated Vista user 8>{.
>
> EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
> Generate Server Side Dropdown Menues
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...side-drop.aspx


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