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    Where did it go?

    I have a program that places some files in "C:\Users\All Users". But "All Users" appears as a sym link (?) in my folder list, even though when I click it I end up in "All Users."

    So, if I back up my "C" drive using Acronis, and then mount an image looking for a file, the sym link takes me to the "real" "C:\Users\All Users", as opposed to the mounted drive's "All Users" [F:\All Users] The one in the image seems to have "disappeared."

    AND, if I got to C:\Users, there is the sym link there as well for "All Users", but when you click the link, it goes to C:\Users\All users

    How do you figger where the sym link really points to and locate the location of the folder that is being named? I am completely confused here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post

    I am completely confused here...

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    That tells me that it is an Acronis question and not an Outlook one. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post


    So, if I back up my "C" drive using Acronis, and then mount an image looking for a file, the sym link takes me to the "real" "C:\Users\All Users", as opposed to the mounted drive's "All Users" [F:\All Users] The one in the image seems to have "disappeared."

    Chuck,
    Hello...I can't even pretend to follow ... But have a solution.

    1. Make a folder and call it Acronis Backups

    2. Place it on the HD that you want... 2nd internal \ external or partition of your choice

    3. When doing a backup ...Point Acronis to that folder ..... Done

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    Yea, it obviously is time for a procedures adjustment!

    Thanks Fred.
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    I just found a piece -- I think.

    The "C:\Users\All Users" folder is a protected [system?] folder. It even in some file managers shows as a sym link [correct term?] But the program I use [Calendarscope by Duality Software] creates a folder there that stores sounds and other program parts in a folder C:\Users\All Users\Duality Software.

    Then, when I back up to an image using Acronis, what apparently is backed up is the link, NOT the folder itself, or what is/was in it, because if I mount an Acronis image and click there, I end up back on my "C" drive instead of the mounted one.

    So now it's a two part question: How do I make sure that those files in that folder are actually backed up, and then, how does one find them?

    Is there a way to back up telling the program to back up actual paths and not links that represent those paths? Or...?

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    The "All Users" junction point in c:\users redirects to the c:\ProgramData folder. You can see this by opening a Command Prompt and entering:

    dir /a c:\Users

    Thus if something was stored at C:\Users\All Users\Duality Software it would actually show up at c:\ProgramData\Duality Software

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    Thanks Batcher. If you had posted this prior, I missed it. It tells a lot.

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