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a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 2:29:16 AM

I just tried to access the "documents & settings" folder in a fresh install of W7 Pro and was denied access. This wouldn't have happened in XP Pro. Is there a way in?

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 2:36:04 AM
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Because there is no Documents and Settings folder in Windows 7. It's been renamed to Users. Documents and Settings is now a special shell object that redirects program installers to the new location when they copy the files they contain as part of their install process.
a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 2:53:21 AM

The_Prophecy said:
Because there is no Documents and Settings folder in Windows 7. It's been renamed to Users. Documents and Settings is now a special shell object that redirects program installers to the new location when they copy the files they contain as part of their install process.



I don't see the point to re-naming a folder from one OS release to another but then I really don't need to. I was just trying to copy some favorites from an XP SSD to my new W7 SSD and your info has allowed me to accomplish that. Thanks.
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February 19, 2013 8:13:14 PM

Thank you "The Prophecy" for your answer. It helped solving my issue as well
a b $ Windows 7
February 19, 2013 10:08:23 PM

Best answer selected by ram1009.
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