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Can't access folders and files

By vegaspat
May 5, 2007
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  1. I recently purchased this new eMachine with Vista Home Premium installed.

    I realize some of the folders for my various settings have changed from Documents and Settings to User\AppData but wonder why on the Documents and Settings folder plus several others I get a message that Access is Denied.

    I'm the only one using this PC and am pretty sure that I didn't set any password options.

    Any idea why I get this type of message?

    Thanks.
  2. mickzer

    mickzer TS Rookie Posts: 101

  3. vegaspat

    vegaspat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    mickzer,

    Thanks for the info but I've already taken ownership and been all over the Microsoft site to no avail.

    But I did get some info from another source and am still trying to figure it out.

    This is what I received and even after printing it off I still didn't understand it.

    "It's becoming a well published question in Vista. It is actually a feature of the NTFS system, rather than the OS. MAYBE this will help:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point"

    Perhaps it would make some sense to you?
  4. mickzer

    mickzer TS Rookie Posts: 101

    Sorry vegaspat,

    That's way over my head, too!!!

    mickzer.
  5. vegaspat

    vegaspat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for trying to help. I appreciate it.
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