> It's not that I'm looking for a document but that I want to see what's in
> folder. If it's a 'junction' then shouldn't that take me to the 'real' folder?
Junctions take you to the real folder if you try to open a file through
them. However, if you try to navigate through them you are actually trying to
list files and that is specifically blocked on them.
> see a little arrow next to them that I assume is the 'junction' indicator. I can
> click over some of them and the properties shows where the 'real' location is but
> others don't.
Which ones do not have the arrows? If you go to a command line you can
generally see the junction, like this:
C:\>dir /a "Documents and Settings\all Users"
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is B614-7D1C
Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\all Users
02/19/2007 08:15 AM <DIR> .
02/19/2007 08:15 AM <DIR> ..
12/06/2006 03:55 PM <DIR> Adobe
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Application Data [C:\ProgramData]
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Desktop [C:\Users\Public\Desktop]
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Documents [C:\Users\Public\Documents]
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Favorites [C:\Users\Public\Favorites]
02/07/2007 11:19 PM <DIR> InstallShield
02/13/2007 10:14 AM <DIR> McAfee
01/30/2007 03:28 PM <DIR> Microsoft
02/19/2007 09:32 AM <DIR> Microsoft Help
02/19/2007 08:15 AM 13,276 ntuser.pol
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Start Menu
11/02/2006 05:01 AM <JUNCTION> Templates
1 File(s) 13,276 bytes
13 Dir(s) 31,463,129,088 bytes free
> Searching the help and support for 'junction' doesn't find
> anything. I can't find any description of this in the 'using files and folders'.
> Where do I find information on this? Thanks!
Silly you. Thinking that Microsoft would document something like this in the
help file. :-)
If anything, this would be a KB topic. Here is one:
I went into some depth on this in the Vista Security Book
) as well, but that won't be out until June or so.