David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff

Why is this thing so crippled?

Even after getting Windows 7 to show all hidden files (Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings > Hidden Files and Folders > Show), I still can't see certain areas, e.g., "C:\Users\David\Application Data is not available; Access is denied". (And yes, I'm my own machine's administrator.) There's a workaround (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run > %appdata%) which brings up C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming . (Huh? Who's roaming?)

Hrm... looks like I can get to the latter directory, directly. And Application Data's icon looks like the one Windows uses for Shortcuts. So... is this the equivalent of Linux's symbolic link (symlink)? And, if so, why can't I tell that from the Properties? And, how can I create my own? This wouldda been so helpful when I was trying to recover some of Cat Lady's files from her old laptop (before it died) using Dropbox (which forces the top directory to be called "Dropbox"). {sigh}
Tags: cat lady, computer
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