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

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Angelique

#1
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.
 

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R

Ronnie Vernon MVP

#2
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

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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.
 

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A

Angelique

#3
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
 

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