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"Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!

  1. #1


    Angelique Guest

    "Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!

    Weirdest Vista thing yet: I am the only user and the administrator. I can
    access all parts of my computer (I think) EXCEPT:
    /local settings
    /my music
    /my pictures
    /my videos

    These folders are currently empty (I assume. I haven't used them) I can
    create and folders and look at everything else on the computer. I just
    discovered that "access is deined" (with no other explanation) by accident.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: "Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden files)!

    Angelique

    These are not folders, they are called 'Junctions' and they are only there
    for backward compatibility for legacy software. These junctions cannot be
    opened or used like a normal folder. There is no more "My" anything in
    Vista, this term was retired in Vista. It is now just Computer, Documents,
    Pictures and etc.

    There is a good description of these junctions at the following website.

    Why do I get an Access Denied error when trying to open a folder?:
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Security/junctions.aspx

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Angelique" <Angelique@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C5D1E0B8-2B5F-48ED-A5A7-68B0C4F82EC8@microsoft.com...
    > Weirdest Vista thing yet: I am the only user and the administrator. I can
    > access all parts of my computer (I think) EXCEPT:
    > /local settings
    > /my music
    > /my pictures
    > /my videos
    >
    > These folders are currently empty (I assume. I haven't used them) I can
    > create and folders and look at everything else on the computer. I just
    > discovered that "access is deined" (with no other explanation) by
    > accident.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Angelique Guest

    Re: "Access is denied" to harmless stuff (but I can see hidden fil

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Angelique
    >
    > These are not folders, they are called 'Junctions' and they are only there
    > for backward compatibility for legacy software. These junctions cannot be
    > opened or used like a normal folder. There is no more "My" anything in
    > Vista, this term was retired in Vista....


    I am soooooo glad! I found "My" folders extremely irritating, even insulting
    when they first appeared, and I wasn't the only one! I never used them. Even
    though I'm having some trouble with Vista, I'm liking it overall because I
    haven't had to jump through 25 hoops yet to trick it out for my business and
    accessability issues.

    Angelique

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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