Windows 10: Why am I getting this message when trying to access a particular file Solved

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  1.    26 Jun 2016 #11

    As that's your C:\Users folder (left pane), how come you've folders with blank names in it? Interesting!

    I have one user - me - my Users folder contains 4 folders.
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  2.    26 Jun 2016 #12

    Ahhhh yes yes, that's because I work undercover and erased my name out of there. There's so many uses for Paint other than painting ones' house of course!!!
    Do you agree with Slartybart's assessment that my System looks A-ok or even B-ok?
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  3.    26 Jun 2016 #13

    All of those faded folders with the little arrow placed on them. Those are junction points, compatibility for old software. You should never be able to access them, if you can it will only cause issues for you and any software you might use. For example in the AppData folder one of the junctions is setup in such a way, if you force access you will evoke an infinite loop.

    However, I have found that "All Users" that junction point does not block access, I'm unsure if this is a mistake. However C:\Users\All Users points to C:\ProgramData. The "Desktop" folder there in a junction point to C:\Users\Public\Desktop which is properly setup to block access.
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       26 Jun 2016 #14

    There is something screwy with your computer for sure. You have several folder with no name at all.

    My Documents is a carry over from Windows 7. It is not part of Windows 8.1 or 10. If it's there it is a hard link to Documents. I do not have a My Documents folder on my Win 10 PC as I did a Clean Install of Windows 10 a while back.
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  5.    26 Jun 2016 #15

    ZTruker, that is called the joys of "Paint" ... in other words, I purposely whited out personal data before I uploaded the picture. Now with that in mind, would you concur with logicearth that all else is well and I have no need at this point to go into meltdown?
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       26 Jun 2016 #16

    logicearth said: View Post
    However, I have found that "All Users" that junction point does not block access, I'm unsure if this is a mistake. However C:\Users\All Users points to C:\ProgramData. The "Desktop" folder there in a junction point to C:\Users\Public\Desktop which is properly setup to block access.
    Yep, you can get to All Users, I wasn't clear or typed too fast without fully explaining.

    Try opening Application Data, Desktop, Documents, Start menu or Templates under C:\Users\All Users

    Those should result in the same error Maggidon posted in #1 - this is normal behavior.

    The answer I gave was in response to the topic of the thread
    "Why am I getting this message when trying to access a particular file" and the image posted shows
    C:\All Users\Documents folder

    But overall, I think you and I agree - this is not a problem.
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  7.    26 Jun 2016 #17

    Ok then, I guess I can refrain from having that nervous breakdown and put that on hold. I read this on another forum. Let me know if it's worth responding to. Thanks.
    Very specific issue in My Documents [Solved] - Windows 8 - Windows 8
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       26 Jun 2016 #18

    Maggidon said: View Post
    Ok then, I guess I can refrain from having that nervous breakdown and put that on hold. I read this on another forum. Let me know if it's worth responding to. Thanks.
    Very specific issue in My Documents [Solved] - Windows 8 - Windows 8
    Good .... another medical crisis averted

    Are you having problems opening files in YOUR documents folder (not the All Users Document folder)?

    C:\Users\Maggidon\Documents

    If documents stored in YOUR folders open, then it's not worth responding to ... I'm sure you can find all sorts of problems on other systems across the Internet. Even if they are the same manufacturer and model, you shouldn't expect issues on other machines to affect your machine. Issues usually arise when an incorrect driver or registry modification gets applied to a system. Malware is another cause.

    When an issue occurs on your system or you have a question, as you did with this thread, then members can address the issue or answer your question(s).

    There's enough stress in the world, don't let problems on other people's machines add to your own.

    TenForum members will always help when you create a thread, we all learn from the experience.

    If you're satisfied that your question was answered, please mark your thread SOLVED when you get the chance,

    Thanks

    Bill
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  9.    26 Jun 2016 #19

    I can indeed get into Folders from Users\Maggidon\Documents, also from Quick Access & This PC. I hadn't realized what I brought up here was another wonderful thing Windows 10 had created. Totally marvelous!!!
    Thank you so much everyone that barreled in onto this thread. The help here is tremendous!!!
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  10. Posts : 5,101
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       27 Jun 2016 #20

    You should have Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) checked for normal operation. Only uncheck when you are looking at problems. Then you won't see a lot of those inaccessible links.
    Sort of like Out of sight, out of mind
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