Windows 10: strange folders under users folders...

  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1

    strange folders under users folders...

    i found these strange folders under the users folders
    and other places... dozens of them...
    ones like Send To, Start Menu, Templates, etc

    they have shortcut arrows but they are not...
    they are file folders and they have no size
    and the date is when i installed windows...

    if you try to open them access is denied...
    but if you delete them they have a size
    what are they? why are they there?

    they're not the real ones...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2

    Do you mean these?
    D:\Users\Nori>dir /a:l
     Volume in drive D is Data
     Volume Serial Number is 0EE7-5AB6
     Directory of D:\Users\Nori
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Application Data [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Cookies [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Local Settings [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Local]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     My Documents [D:\Users\Nori\Documents]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     NetHood [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     PrintHood [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Recent [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     SendTo [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Start Menu [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
    12/11/15  20:02    <JUNCTION>     Templates [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]
                   0 File(s)              0 bytes
                  10 Dir(s)  21,224,017,920 bytes free
    They are junctions (an alternate route to a directory if you like) Junction Points (Windows)

    Don't try to delete them.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3

    i tried to read that...

    that looks like them...

    i just found if i take ownership over them
    then i can open them...

    guess it makes it easy...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    15 Nov 2015 #4

    If you take ownership of them your backups might grow to infinite size due to circular references...

    They are supposed to deny read access to everyone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    15 Nov 2015 #5

    i see the administrator is allowed access
    and so is my user account
    but it's denied for everyone....

    it would be nice to be able to use them...
    can i just allow access to everyone?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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