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Documents and Setting and Users - Difference? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is the difference between the Documents and Settings and the Users folders?  They both seem to have the same profile information.  Is Documents and Settings for backward compatibility?  And why is Documents and Settings locked down and Users isn't?
    Monday, July 3, 2006 1:54 PM

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  • Docs and Settings are for the net; you will, in future builds, be able to put them on share and then they will go on the Network. However, the Users' folder is for storing PERSONAL DATA ONLY. Users'  Folder CAN NOT be shared (for a security reason).
    T'is answer ur question?

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    JAHED, Windows Longhorn Server 2007 Build 4001 - 5092 Specialist
                  Windows Longhorn Build 4008 - 5456 (VISTA) Specialist
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    Saturday, July 15, 2006 5:22 PM
  • Sort of.  So where are all the files going to be saved when you create/modfy your profile?  What about files that applications install in a user's profiles?  Will they be duplicated in both places?  And what about copying profiles?  Which one do you copy?

    This is going to a mess to manage.

     

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:20 PM
  • Okay, dude:

        1. I DON'T WORK FOR MICROSOFT - MY BROTHER DOES.
        2. I DON'T KNOW WHAT U ARE TALKIN' ABOUT NOW
        3. I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO OTHER THAN TO REPLY TO YOUR REPLIES.
        4. SORRY FOR BEING A BIT RUDE, BUT IT'S ALL OKAY. I UNDERSTOOD WHAT YOU WANT AND VISTA WILL HAVE WHAT YOU WANT.  (IN BUILD 5472)


           Okay, I am sorry for being rude, but you are just worrying for nothing.

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    Wanna change somethin' about Vista? File a complaint to Microsoft.
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    JAHED, Windows Vista & Longhorn Server build 4008 - 5472 Specialist.
    Tuesday, July 18, 2006 9:32 PM
  • Did  you upgrade to Vista from XP? I only have a USERS folder - and I think that is all I have ever had except for the one time I upgraded from XP SP2.

    Documents and Settings = Users

    Go in to USERS and then in to your profile. Hit the ALT key and select TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS and check to show hidden files. You will see then much more of the traditional "profile" information.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:41 PM