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Access is Denied under admin Rights

  1. #1


    Rayzer Guest

    Access is Denied under admin Rights

    I have just installed Vista.
    My problem is that I wish to access the "Local Settings" Folder in
    "Documents and Setting" to copy in my backed-up mail files. I was always
    able to do this in winXP. But now in Vista, even logged in as administrator,
    I cannot access this folder. Any help would be great.


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  2. #2


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Access is Denied under admin Rights

    Documents and Settings and Local Settings are not real folders. They are
    junctions/symlinks which point legacy applications to the correct folders in
    Vista. If you notice, they all have a shortcut arrow on them and are
    semi-transparent. In Vista, Users replaces Documents and Settings.

    C:\Users\Yourname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail


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    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    "Rayzer" <rayzer@1st-ib.net> wrote in message
    news:3C36B12D-040F-45AA-AD08-0D11927CC3D5@microsoft.com...
    >I have just installed Vista.
    > My problem is that I wish to access the "Local Settings" Folder in
    > "Documents and Setting" to copy in my backed-up mail files. I was always
    > able to do this in winXP. But now in Vista, even logged in as
    > administrator, I cannot access this folder. Any help would be great.
    >



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  3. #3


    Rayzer Guest

    Re: Access is Denied under admin Rights

    Thanks for the help.
    Found the new dir as you suggested, and just copied in my mail.
    Cheers


    "Jane C" <jellybean@NOSPAMxjgarage.org> wrote in message
    news:72C36296-D75D-47F8-9817-77B1EB310A9C@microsoft.com...
    > Documents and Settings and Local Settings are not real folders. They are
    > junctions/symlinks which point legacy applications to the correct folders
    > in Vista. If you notice, they all have a shortcut arrow on them and are
    > semi-transparent. In Vista, Users replaces Documents and Settings.
    >
    > C:\Users\Yourname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > "Rayzer" <rayzer@1st-ib.net> wrote in message
    > news:3C36B12D-040F-45AA-AD08-0D11927CC3D5@microsoft.com...
    >>I have just installed Vista.
    >> My problem is that I wish to access the "Local Settings" Folder in
    >> "Documents and Setting" to copy in my backed-up mail files. I was always
    >> able to do this in winXP. But now in Vista, even logged in as
    >> administrator, I cannot access this folder. Any help would be great.
    >>

    >



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  4. #4


    Tirado Guest

    Re: Access is Denied under admin Rights

    Hi Jane...
    Yes, I found that folder but instead of "Local" it says "Local Settings".
    BUt it denies me access. I'd like to get into the folder and get the
    archive.pst file. It is huge and I'd like to transfer the contents to a DVD
    and delete its contents.
    ANy help?
    Thanks, Tom
    --
    tct@usa.com


    "Jane C" wrote:

    > Documents and Settings and Local Settings are not real folders. They are
    > junctions/symlinks which point legacy applications to the correct folders in
    > Vista. If you notice, they all have a shortcut arrow on them and are
    > semi-transparent. In Vista, Users replaces Documents and Settings.
    >
    > C:\Users\Yourname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > "Rayzer" <rayzer@1st-ib.net> wrote in message
    > news:3C36B12D-040F-45AA-AD08-0D11927CC3D5@microsoft.com...
    > >I have just installed Vista.
    > > My problem is that I wish to access the "Local Settings" Folder in
    > > "Documents and Setting" to copy in my backed-up mail files. I was always
    > > able to do this in winXP. But now in Vista, even logged in as
    > > administrator, I cannot access this folder. Any help would be great.
    > >

    >


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