What you are seeing is the use of a "Virtual folder" that doesn't really
exist, but will be treated like the original by the system. Not a 'mirror',
but a 'forward' or 'redirect'. Vista drives those expert, but unfamiliar
with this, absolutely crazy with a "Documents and Settings" folder, and a
myriad of others showing an icon with a small 'forwarding' arrow. (Access is
denied of course ) I assume it's a technique for backward compatibility. IIS
uses this to keep track of 'resources on the move'.
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Mark L. Ferguson
"leapyear" <leapyear @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi everyone,
> I am using Windows XP Home. I'm trying to use Robocopy for Backing-up "My
> Documents" (8.9 GB) to an external USB 2 Drive .
> I use switches : /MIR /V /COPYALL /PURGE /ZB /NP /LOG:"C:\TEMP\my.log"
> *.txt *.bak /R:3 /W:5
> Everything is going smoothly exept that 3 folders - "My Pictures" , "My
> Videos" and "My Music" Folder Names (only the backed-up Folders) are
> changing to "my_name's Pictures" , "my_name's Video" and "my_name's
> in the external Backup directory. The data in the folders remain's intact.
> Please , Can any expert comment on this issue ?