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    There are several folders that W7 will not permit me to open even though I'm logged in as administrator. The attached file shows that I am administrator and supposedly have full access, but I'm still prohibited from access. Any ideas as to what's going on here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Tucker View Post
    There are several folders that W7 will not permit me to open even though I'm logged in as administrator. The attached file shows that I am administrator and supposedly have full access, but I'm still prohibited from access. Any ideas as to what's going on here?
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    Chuck,

    If the folder is question are similar to these folders shown with what appear to be shortcut arrows:

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    These are not really folders, but are called junction points. They are used by the OS for older OSes to connect to. These point toward legacy drivers. I am not explaining this well. Take a look at the linked article or similar articles found using a google search for Junction Points in Win 7.
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    Another, more controversial method of gaining access would be to remove "everyone" from "Group or user names".
    Look through this thread as well for other ideas on the topic of access in Windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Tucker View Post
    There are several folders that W7 will not permit me to open even though I'm logged in as administrator. The attached file shows that I am administrator and supposedly have full access, but I'm still prohibited from access. Any ideas as to what's going on here?
    Your attachment does NOT show that you are logged in as Administrator. It shows that the administrators group has several permissions for the folder. Notice that the icon next to "Administrators" has two "people" whereas the icon next to Chuck has one. The icon with two indicates a group. The icon with one indicates a user.

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    I believe the ones I have trouble with are indeed junction points. So I assume that's why there is no access. I must confess to some ignorance regarding the entire permissions scheme. It's much too complicated for the average user running the Homp Premium version. I'll have to do more homework.

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    It would have been easier for us to understand if MS had elected to place these Junction Points in a different folder, rather than side by side with the actual folders we can use. This was very confusing initially for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Tucker View Post
    There are several folders that W7 will not permit me to open even though I'm logged in as administrator. The attached file shows that I am administrator and supposedly have full access, but I'm still prohibited from access. Any ideas as to what's going on here?
    Chuck,
    There is a simple "Tweak" program if you don't want to go through the steps yourself http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/11/download.html I have the old version installed and it works on 7 also ( newer version works as well) .When you "right click " you can take ownership of any folder. Regards Fred
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    Thanks to both Fred and Ted. I agree that placing the junction points right alongside other folders certainly makes for confusion/ Frankly, adding "libraries" and such in W7 has only increased the difficulty in maintining files. I was quite happy with the XP style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Tucker View Post
    Thanks to both Fred and Ted. I agree that placing the junction points right alongside other folders certainly makes for confusion/ Frankly, adding "libraries" and such in W7 has only increased the difficulty in maintining files. I was quite happy with the XP style.
    Most people will never see "junction points". You have to disable "Hide protected operating system files" for them to be visible. The most common of these "folders" are there to provide compatability for older programs that are not strictly compatible with the Windows 7 folder structure.

    Libraries can be a bit confusing. But they can be very powerful. People can store files wherever they wish and still easily access them. You can create your own Libraries for whateve purpose you wish. It does take some adjustment to get away from the hierarchical setup that most people used on prior versions.

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    Thanks for the additional information. I did have "hide protected ..." unchecked.

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