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Old 09-09-2008
John A Grandy
 

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access Documents & Settings dir
I am logged on as a user that is member of Administrators but I can't access
Documents & Settings dir ...

What is going on ???

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Old 09-09-2008
Paul Montgomery
 

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Re: access Documents & Settings dir
On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 21:37:35 -0700, "John A Grandy"
<johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote:

>I am logged on as a user that is member of Administrators but I can't access
>Documents & Settings dir ...
>
>What is going on ???


Because that's not a directory, it's a shortcut that exists as a
junction point for older programs.

If you are looking for what used to be "My Documents", it's under

C:\Users\your_user_name\Documents
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Old 09-09-2008
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: access Documents & Settings dir
You cannot, as it is no longer an actual directory but a "junction point"
provided for compatibility issues. Documents are now in the "Users" folder
instead.

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"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
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>I am logged on as a user that is member of Administrators but I can't
>access Documents & Settings dir ...
>
> What is going on ???


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Old 09-22-2008
John A Grandy
 

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Re: access Documents & Settings dir
C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\

is also inaccessible ...


"Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message
news:5161CBD4-D69F-4696-8DA2-B30B2A3313EA@microsoft.com...
> You cannot, as it is no longer an actual directory but a "junction point"
> provided for compatibility issues. Documents are now in the "Users"
> folder instead.
>
> --
> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
> * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>
>
> "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
> news:%23LVuSXjEJHA.1280@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I am logged on as a user that is member of Administrators but I can't
>>access Documents & Settings dir ...
>>
>> What is going on ???

>


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Old 09-22-2008
Scott Seligman
 

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Re: access Documents & Settings dir
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote:
>
>C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\
>
>is also inaccessible ...


This is a junction pointing to
C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Te mporary Internet Files

You can take a look at the "Junctions" tool to see where these
junctions point to yourself.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896768.aspx

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Old 09-22-2008
Paul Montgomery
 

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Re: access Documents & Settings dir
On Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:50:13 -0700, "John A Grandy"
<johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote:

>C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\
>
>is also inaccessible ...


I keep my temp inet files on a different hard drive, and they still
show in the Users location.

To get at your temp inet files at any location, you need to disable
UAC.

One reason I did it and kept with it being disabled.


>"Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message
>news:5161CBD4-D69F-4696-8DA2-B30B2A3313EA@microsoft.com...
>> You cannot, as it is no longer an actual directory but a "junction point"
>> provided for compatibility issues. Documents are now in the "Users"
>> folder instead.
>>
>> --
>> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
>> * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
>> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
>> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>>
>>
>> "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
>> news:%23LVuSXjEJHA.1280@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>>I am logged on as a user that is member of Administrators but I can't
>>>access Documents & Settings dir ...
>>>
>>> What is going on ???

>>


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Old 09-22-2008
FromTheRafters
 

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"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
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> I keep my temp inet files on a different hard drive, and they still
> show in the Users location.
>
> To get at your temp inet files at any location, you need to disable
> UAC.
>
> One reason I did it and kept with it being disabled.


Makes one wonder why they have a "Move Folder..." button
if you can't move the folder.


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