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Recursive file tree in Windows 7

  1. A few days ago I discovered by chance that my PC has somehow folded my Local Settings in on themselves in a kind of recursive loop. If you go to Local Settings and expand the Application Data folder you find that Application Data contains a complete duplicate of Local Settings, including an Application Data folder, which in turn contains a complete duplicate of Local Settings, including an Application Data folder, which in turn ... and so on through 24 iterations. Ought I to be worried about this, and if so, what should I do about it?
     
  2. vis12345

    vis12345 TS Booster Posts: 72

    The data that on Vista & above should go to:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

    and to keep compatibility with older programs in Vista and later a folder %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data is a junction to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

    Related Links:
    1. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...robocopy/20f32f0c-4cb9-4125-923d-6a57e4d27232
    2. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/278262-mklink-create-use-links-windows.html
    3. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-folder/0617cfb6-dd06-4cb6-874d-0cec97d3a310
    4. http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/115149-stop-application-data-folder-replicating.html

    Basically you [​IMG] or the specific app or *something* else is likely to have modified the permissions on that junction and some programs create that "loop", you should be able to solve the issue "manually" or using JunctionBox:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/junctionbox/

    Please visit the first 2 links which would help fix this issue in most cases.
     

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