On Aug 13, 10:55 pm, "Robert Firth" <webmas...@winvistainfo.org>
> There are there because some programs expect them to be there. The are
> junctions, only there for application compatibility. They are hidden for a
> reason, leave them alone and all will be well
> Robert Firthhttp://www.winvistainfo.org
> "ceed" <ceed.spamea...@dysthe.net> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I have noticed that a back-up program I use and also a file search
> > keeps finding the old Windows XP special folders in Vista. It's
> > folders like "My Music", "My Documents" and "Nethood". There's
> > actually quite a few more in my user directory, but I'm not going to
> > list them all. However, I can not see this directories in Windows
> > Explorer and they cause error messages when I try to open them from
> > other programs. My back-up stops with an error also since it isn't
> > able to read inside these invisible directories. What are these, and
> > do I need them for anything? They must be some legacy thing from
> > Windows XP since I recognize the names of them, but why are they
> > present and invisible on Vista?
> > //C- Hide quoted text -
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No, all is not well. My back-up program which I have been using for
years doesn't work because of all the errors caused by these
directories which can not be read. I wish I could at least see them.
So I guess it's backwards compatibility for some programs, and
problems for others. I hate it when the OS hides stuff from me. I paid
for it! I want to see and mess and break it. It's mine!
And I was so happy because I had just gotten rid of UAC.......sigh...