there's also a command line way to show where everything that was in XP gets
directed to in Vista,
but can't remember it.
If you look close, those "junctions folders"are semitransparent; and have
shortcut arrows on em.
not folders at all. hmmm
confused me at first too.
If you ever see posts from "Jimmy B", he's pretty much da MAN about this
stuff,(other than MSFT people themselves).
"GeekUnit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Jeff" <S.Cerevisiae@duh.edu> wrote in message
>> Are you looking at stuff that starts with "My ___" like in XP?
>> if so, those aren't folders, they're called "junctions" and they are
>> there to redirect stuff from where it was located XP to the new folders
>> in Vista.
>> I've got hidden files shown, and no problems accessing appdata,temp etc.
>> "GeekUnit" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> In XP, I often checked the contents of profile folders (application
>>> data, local settings, temporary internet, etc.) for the existence of
>>> spyware and things I could delete. But when I turn on the option to
>>> view hidden files in Vista, I've found I get "Access Denied" whenever I
>>> try to open any of the folders in the C:\users\MyUserName directory.
>>> Is there anyway to browse these without resetting the security
>>> permissions one by one? Also, why's it locked?
>>> - GeekUnit
> Thanks! I just finally saw your post in Vista.Security. Interesting
> stuff. For example, Temporary Internet files is now stored in:
> C:\Users\Whoever\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
> So bizarre.
> - GeekUnit