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Old 13-05-2007
Mick B
 
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Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administrator

I have hidden files and show System files ticked / unticked in folder
options. I can see all files. When I go into c:\documents and settings I get
access denied. This is a shortcut /junction. I am in the administrator group.
Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks. Mick

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Old 13-05-2007
Dave
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administrator

There's nothing to see. It's not a directory. You know it's a junction.
Leave it alone. It's not a problem.
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Old 13-05-2007
Michael
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administrator

This is correct operation. Access to junctions is strictly restricted.
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Old 13-05-2007
Mick B
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administr

Thanks for the quick answer. I still think it is strange to have a juction
that I can not use as a shortcut. Thanks again for your wisdom.
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Old 13-05-2007
dean-dean
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administr

I think MS could have alleviated a lot of confusion regarding Junctions,
Symbolic Links, etc, by giving those types a different icon. As it stands,
they appear in Windows Explorer as hidden shortcuts to folders, using the
same icon as shortcut (.lnk) files that point to folders. However,
right-clicking on a Junction, for instance, and looking at Properties,
reveals that it is not an .lnk file, but called a File or File Folder,
depending on the Properties of the folder the Junction is pointing to.
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Old 13-05-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administrator

Mick

Go to the following website, Jimmy B. has a very good explanation of
Junctions and what they are used for on that page.

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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Old 14-05-2007
James Matthews
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administrator

Execute explorer as an admin!
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Old 29-10-2007
fioraval
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administr

I how understand why I cannot access these junctions. When I bought a new PC
with Vista, I had to transfer my XP Outlook Express Inbox, and Sent
directories, but only the Inbox transferred. I was going to copy the Sent
directory into Windows Mail, but I cannot drill down into the Application
Data directory due to this 'access denied' junction issue. Comments?
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Old 29-10-2007
Jane C
 
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Re: Access denied to Documents and Settings, but I am an administr

Hi fioraval,

Try here:

C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders

You will need to make sure that in folder options you have 'show hidden
files and folders' checked.
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