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    Why is it that I can't open some of my folders as they pop up a message stating they are not available? I thought I had full admin privlidges.

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    To which folders are you refering to, and what is the exact message you are getting?
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    One of the folders that initially denied access was "Perf Logs." However, I finally discovered that when denied access I could click on "Continue" and then obtain access.

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    There are certain folders (those with what appear to be a shortcut arrow on them) that I believe are reserved for system use and can not be accessed, even using Take Ownership and Run as Administrator. A quote from a forum I found is as follows:
    "Many folders used by earlier versions of
    Windows have been moved to a new location or given a new name in Windows
    Vista and Windows 7. 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 and 7 equivalents.
    The reason you get an Access Denied on
    these junctions has nothing to do with the fact that they are junctions.
    These junctions have a specific Access Denied access control entry (ACE)for
    the Everyone group on their discretionary access control list (DACL). It is
    definitely possible, though not recommended, to access those junctions by
    modifying the DACL."

    I hope this helps to understanding thes inaccesible folders.
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