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Old 11-21-2007
MikeV06
 

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My Documents to Documents
I now have learned that Vista has renamed several items. However, when I
view my folder tree I see the Documents folder and a shortcut named My
Documents. However, if I click on Properties for that shortcut I get access
denied. Pretty much the same thing happens with some of the other
C:\Documents and Settings folders.

Why are they still on my hard drive (system came with Vista installed)?

Why do I get access denied (as administrator)?

Do I need them or can they be deleted?

Thanks.

Mike
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Old 11-21-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: My Documents to Documents
Hi Mike,

They are junction points, there to redirect programs looking for "My..." to
the Vista versions (Downloads, Documents, etc. - all without the "My"
monikor). They are system files and as such are not normally accessible (not
that there is anything in them, there isn't) by any user account. Just leave
them as is, they are part of the backwards compatibility scheme.

By the way, it's not C:\Documents and Settings anymore, it's C:\Users.

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"MikeV06" <me@mycomputer06.invalid.com> wrote in message
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>I now have learned that Vista has renamed several items. However, when I
> view my folder tree I see the Documents folder and a shortcut named My
> Documents. However, if I click on Properties for that shortcut I get
> access
> denied. Pretty much the same thing happens with some of the other
> C:\Documents and Settings folders.
>
> Why are they still on my hard drive (system came with Vista installed)?
>
> Why do I get access denied (as administrator)?
>
> Do I need them or can they be deleted?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mike


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Old 11-21-2007
MikeV06
 

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Re: My Documents to Documents
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 22:12:07 -0500, Rick Rogers wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> They are junction points, there to redirect programs looking for "My..." to
> the Vista versions (Downloads, Documents, etc. - all without the "My"
> monikor). They are system files and as such are not normally accessible (not
> that there is anything in them, there isn't) by any user account. Just leave
> them as is, they are part of the backwards compatibility scheme.
>
> By the way, it's not C:\Documents and Settings anymore, it's C:\Users.


Perfect. I will just ignore them. I would have thought double clicking them
would have opened up the folder being pointed to (sort of like a symbolic
link in Linux). However, double clicking only results in access error.

Oh well, don't need to worry about it.

Thanks.

Mike
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