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I suddenly cant access my folders - application data, local settings, my documentrs etc - what can I do?

i am administrator and I did not do anything with the settings do do this. And being administrator if I did, why can't I change the access settings

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Last updated January 2, 2019 Views 537 Applies to:
"Local Settings, Application Data and My Documents" aren't folders - they are Junction Points.
Junction Points only exist to enable legacy or badly-written (depending on your viewpoint) software to use the new Windows 7 file system.
There's no point in trying to access them - there's nothing in them you can see or use.

Junction Point                           Windows 7 Folder
C:\Documents and Settings - C:\Users\{user name}\Documents
 Application Data - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming
 Cookies - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
 History - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History
 Local Settings - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local
 NetHood - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts
 PrintHood - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts
 Recent - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
 SendTo - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
 Start Menu - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
 Templates - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming
 Temporary Internet Files - C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary  Internet Files
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