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Can't access "documents and settings"

    Question

  • I can't access documents and settings even when logged in as admin.  I need to do this b/c a) easiest way to transfer settings for some programs is to copy its application data folder from XP over and 2) many programs have configurable options that are not exposed by the GUI; the only way to change them is by editing an xml or ini in documents and settings.  If I can't do that, I'm hosed.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 6:39 PM

Answers

  • Documents and settings is not a real folder. It is called a junction point and is used for legacy program interface.
    Your data will be in C:\USERS\<your user name>\Appdata. This is a hidden folder. This the same in Vista as well.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 7:01 PM

All replies

  • Documents and settings is not a real folder. It is called a junction point and is used for legacy program interface.
    Your data will be in C:\USERS\<your user name>\Appdata. This is a hidden folder. This the same in Vista as well.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 7:01 PM
  • thank you :)  you saved me a ton of headache
    Friday, January 16, 2009 7:42 PM
  • thank you :)  you saved me a ton of headache
    tahnkyou so much i will check the answers given by u.. tomorrow aftere reachingto my office.
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:55 PM
  • Thanks a lot, actually the temporary DC files was consuming almost 25 GB of C drive, which got deleted off from the path u mentioned.
    Friday, December 24, 2010 8:23 PM
  • I tried that and still can't access 207 folders and numerous files.  I right click the user name and hit properties and it shows I have 988MB of data and the 207 folders. Anything else I can try?
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:41 AM
  • I have the same problem. I think it occurred when I changed the logon name of my account.

    This is really bad!!!

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:36 PM
  • thanks very much you'd given a precise information
    Sunday, January 06, 2013 3:59 AM