Application Data Folder

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Haggis

The Application Data sub-folder under the c:\users\<username> folder has a
shortcut symboil next to it and when you try to access it i get an access is
denied error. Why is this? I have full local administrative rights. There are
other folders that do it to. Cookies, nethood etc.

What gives?
 

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Jane C

What you are seeing are junctions, or symlinks. They are not real folders,
but are there as pointers for legacy applications, to enable compatibility
with Vista's new folder structure.

In Vista, Application Data is replaced by AppData.

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"Haggis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> The Application Data sub-folder under the c:\users\<username> folder has a
> shortcut symboil next to it and when you try to access it i get an access
> is
> denied error. Why is this? I have full local administrative rights. There
> are
> other folders that do it to. Cookies, nethood etc.
>
> What gives?
 

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H

Haggis

Thanks for the quick response :)

"Jane C" wrote:

> What you are seeing are junctions, or symlinks. They are not real folders,
> but are there as pointers for legacy applications, to enable compatibility
> with Vista's new folder structure.
>
> In Vista, Application Data is replaced by AppData.
>
> --
> Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :-)
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
> "Haggis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > The Application Data sub-folder under the c:\users\<username> folder has a
> > shortcut symboil next to it and when you try to access it i get an access
> > is
> > denied error. Why is this? I have full local administrative rights. There
> > are
> > other folders that do it to. Cookies, nethood etc.
> >
> > What gives?

>
 

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