1.    06 May 2017 #1
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    Lots of folder shortcuts following Creators Update.


    The picture probably explains better, not sure why they've been created, they are all access is denied. Delete?

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  2.    06 May 2017 #2
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    They are symlinks, unless you are really bothered by it, you should not remove them. Like "My Documents" symlink links to the real "Documents" folder, so if some software would want to save to the old location, Windows would put it to the new one, to one folder, so you would not have 2 Documents folders.

    The Complete Guide to Creating Symbolic Links (aka Symlinks) on Windows
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  3.    06 May 2017 #3
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    Are these in any way linked to the Windows.old and Creators Update? Maybe these were always there, sorry I can't remember, it seemed like more following the upgrade...
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  4.    06 May 2017 #4
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    These symbolic links have always been there, they were there in 10240. The 'My Music', 'My (this that and the other)' are for backward compatibility.

    The are all hidden, if this is the first time you've seen them it's probably because you haven't had 'show hidden files and folders' turned on before.
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  5.    06 May 2017 #5
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    No, I've always had 'show hidden files and folders' turned on. I have My Music, Pictures, Videos symbolic links in My Documents folder and I'm pretty sure they weren't there before??
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  6.    06 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post
    No, I've always had 'show hidden files and folders' turned on. I have My Music, Pictures, Videos symbolic links in My Documents folder and I'm pretty sure they weren't there before??
    You better check it out! And, be careful what you choose to delete, I think you're showing 'Super Hidden', crucial system files and folders!!!

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  7.    06 May 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I think you're showing 'Super Hidden', crucial system files and folders!!!
    Ah, that would be it - turning on 'show hidden files' AND 'show protected system files'. I always turn those on, I like to see everything that's on my PC, so I've been seeing those symbolic links since Day 1.
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  8.    07 May 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Ah, that would be it - turning on 'show hidden files' AND 'show protected system files'. I always turn those on, I like to see everything that's on my PC, so I've been seeing those symbolic links since Day 1.
    I often must turn on the later to find my custom 'Super Hid' folders, (as long as I pin them to Quick Access!)

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