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Crosslinked directories

  1. #1


    Alan Biddle Guest

    Crosslinked directories

    I seem to have "cross linked" directories. For example:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler
    C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler>

    However, they reference the same contents. That is, if you copy a
    file to one, it appears in both, and if you delete a file in one, it
    disappears from both.

    There are literally dozens of them, similar to the above except for
    the "\SATPC32\Kepler" part which changes depending on the program
    data.

    The OS is Vista Business, SP2. Other than being a little confusing,
    it does not seem to cause any problems, except my backup files are
    larger because of this.

    Any help on fixing this, if it needs to be fixed, would be
    appreciated.


    --
    Alan

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  2. #2


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Crosslinked directories

    Alan

    I assume you are using Vista.

    'Documents and settings' is not used by Vista, however a link is there to
    allow older/XP programs to run with their previous default paths.
    This link means there are two ways to get to many of your documents, each is
    valid but you should NOT use the 'Documents and settings' in general.

    That you are discussing this path implies that you have elected to view
    hidden/system protected files and directories. That is OK, but you run the
    risk of encountering or accidently changing internal system files that can
    make life more interesting than expected. I personally leave the display of
    system/hidden files off unless I am specifically looking for something.

    Specific to your question: It does not need to be fixed, operation is
    correct for Vista.

    Michael


    "Alan Biddle" <ALANBIDDLE70@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:spt0e59rtr2beolbd2f2pevccofor7d1ne@newsgroup

    > I seem to have "cross linked" directories. For example:
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler
    > C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler>
    >
    > However, they reference the same contents. That is, if you copy a
    > file to one, it appears in both, and if you delete a file in one, it
    > disappears from both.
    >
    > There are literally dozens of them, similar to the above except for
    > the "\SATPC32\Kepler" part which changes depending on the program
    > data.
    >
    > The OS is Vista Business, SP2. Other than being a little confusing,
    > it does not seem to cause any problems, except my backup files are
    > larger because of this.
    >
    > Any help on fixing this, if it needs to be fixed, would be
    > appreciated.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Alan

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Crosslinked directories

    On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:25:38 -0500, Alan Biddle
    <ALANBIDDLE70@newsgroup> wrote:

    > I seem to have "cross linked" directories. For example:
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler
    > C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\Kepler>
    >
    > However, they reference the same contents. That is, if you copy a
    > file to one, it appears in both, and if you delete a file in one, it
    > disappears from both.
    >
    > There are literally dozens of them, similar to the above except for
    > the "\SATPC32\Kepler" part which changes depending on the program
    > data.
    >
    > The OS is Vista Business, SP2. Other than being a little confusing,
    > it does not seem to cause any problems, except my backup files are
    > larger because of this.
    >
    > Any help on fixing this, if it needs to be fixed, would be
    > appreciated.

    These are *not* crosslinked directories, and there is nothing to be
    fixed. You are talking about virtual folders. Virtual folders don't
    actually exist as folders; there are merely pointers (like shortcuts)
    to real folders.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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