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Cannot Find Windows 7 Documents & Settings?

I have been reading various complains in almost every forum regarding Windows 7’s Document and Settings. Most complains are that they cannot access this folder. These users are those who migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7, thus skipping Windows Vista.

What they should know is that Documents and Settings does not exist, when you try to open it you will be shown an “Access Denied” error. Even changing the permission won’t help.

Microsoft replaced ‘Documents and Settings’ folder with ‘Users’ folder in Vista(thus same is the case in Windows 7). So if you want to access the Documents & Settings, you are actually looking for Users folder. 😉

Update: Reader Guillaume points out that there is a junction link. It is true but remember that not everyone gets redirected. For e.g, see screenshot below:

access is denied

Want to ask any other question? Don’t hesitate to contact me. Enjoy!

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