"JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote
> I'm having problems some third party software and need to access
> c:\Users\<user>\Application Data\
> to remove a folder that is there.
> I am the administrator and the only person, using this computer. (This
> must get old)
> According to the Security settings in the properties of the folder
> All permissions are allowed (checked but disabled) for me (the user) and
> the Administrator but I'm
> still not able to access the folder's contents.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> One more question about Vista.
> I spent $150.00 for Vista Home Premium but I don't have access to certain
> folders??? WHY??
> I bought this computer and I should have access to any and all aspects of
> this computer including
> any and all aspects of the operating system
Relax. That folder doesn't need to be accessed. It's there only for
compatibility with legacy apps. It's actually a junction point and contains
nothing but a pointer to the actual folder in Vista were the data is now
kept. There are other folders such as this that were in XP and are in Vista
for compatibility but are only junction points. You need to learn the new
folders to use in Vista. If display hidden folders is checked these
junction points are shown dimmed with the shortcut arrow and give the access
denied message when trying to open it. Don't change the permissions on
these folders. It can mess things up for legacy apps.
To see that it is a junction and the folder to which it refers, open an
elevated command prompt. Click the Start orb, type cmd, and right click on
cmd.exe when it pops up at the top. Choose run as administrator. From the
command line navigate to the folder that has the folder in question and give
Junctions are designated by <Junction> and the folder it redirects to is
shown at the right of the line in brackets.
For the C:\Users\<Username>\Application Data folder the actual folder is
From a post by Jimmy Brush:
Here is a list of all of the folders that have been moved in Windows
Vista, along with their new location:
Windows XP Location Windows Vista Location
\Documents and Settings \Users
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents \Users\$USER$\Documents
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Music \Users\$USER$\Music
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Pictures
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Videos
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Application Data
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Cookies
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\NetHood
\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Ne twork Shortcuts
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\PrintHood
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Recent
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\SendTo
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Start Menu
\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\St art Menu
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Templates
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\Application Data
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\History
\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
\Users\$USER$\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temp orary Internet Files
\Documents and Settings\All Users \ProgramData
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data \ProgramData
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop \Users\Public\Desktop
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents \Users\Public\Documents
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites \Users\Public\Favorites
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates
\Documents and Settings\Default User \Users\Default "
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]