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    Acronis quick question

    I made an Acronis image and browsing found the Documents and settings folder empty.
    Can this be right?

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    What image? Folders/Files image, or, full-drive image? There are a few directories that are empty as a rule -- don't know why. If you plan on ever having to restore an image, why not consider having two partitions, Cdrive for Windows OS and programs, Ddrive for all your created data, photo, sound, etc. files?
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    David,

    Documents and Settings in Win 7 is only a shortcut and one owned by the system at that!

    It is there for compatibility with previous windows versions. The data that used to be there is now located at C:\Users
    You can get access to it via Take Ownership then compare the two locations to see they are the same.
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    Thanks RG
    I should have remembered that. Still in the W7 learning curve, it seems a bit slippery...
    I go now and try banging my head against a softer wall.

    David

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