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    Unable to Access the Application Data Folder

    Hi,

    I have some strange problem with my Application Data folder saved in the C:\Documents and Settings\User_account\Application Data I just wanted to check where does it Create the Google folder in which there is folder called Local Search History, When I tried to open this folder it gives me an Error named "Access denied",why this is So? I am using an account which has full Administrative rights, Anyone has come across this kind of problem before?

    Please help...

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    Re: Unable to Access the Application Data Folder

    The "Application Data" folder has been renamed to AppData.

    Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
    location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can
    still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.

    Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.
    Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular folders.

    Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their Windows Vista equivalent.

    Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.

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    Re: Unable to Access the Application Data Folder

    The "Application Data" folder has been renamed to AppData.

    Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.

    Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol. Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular folders.

    Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their Windows Vista equivalent.

    Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.

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