The default name and location of some user folders has changed in Vista. The
"My" designation has been retired.
The folders you are seeing (Documents and Settings, My Music, My Pictures,
My Videos, etc) are not real folders, they are called Junctions and they are
there for compatibility purposes only. These junctions will redirect any
older program or application installations to the new location in Vista. You
can identify these junctions by the shortcut arrow that appears on the
Example: The C:\Documents and Settings folder is now called C:\Users.
Example: The My Documents folder is now simply called Documents. It still
appears under the Users/username folder.
It's very important to understand that these junctions do not contain any
useful information and should not be opened or used like a regular folder.
There is a website that explains this in detail and has a list of the old
folders that you saw in XP with their new names/locations in Vista.
Windows Vista Junction Points:
"ASG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I am using Windows Vista Ultimate.64 Bits. I am running as administrator,
> When I try to open Documents and Settings files, such as cookie, local
> Settings, folders,
> I need to open up, set property, each folder, one at a time.
> Is there any way to open all files access?
> Thank you.