Need to restore junction points

Posted: 08-18-2008, 06:47 PM
My windows Vista came with folders like "My Music", "My Pictures", "My
Videos",
C:\Users\Public\Music
C:\Users\Public\Pictures
C:\Users\Public\Videos

and like an idiot I deleted them. Or I'm not sure. Problem I encountered
is when I run SizeMe, it complains "Error opening search on path:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\*.*"

But in Windows Explorer there is no folder
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\

(ditto for "My Pictures" & "My Videos".)

Searched a little and found there exists "Junctions". At a command
prompt set to directory C:\Users\Public\Documents\
I entered command: DIR /AL
and it lists:

Directory of C:\Users\Public\Documents

<JUNCTION> My Music [c:\Users\Public\Music]
<JUNCTION> My Pictures [c:\Users\Public\Pictures]
<JUNCTION> My Videos [c:\Users\Public\Videos]

but a simple DIR command doesn't list these.

Installed "Junction Link Magic". It lists (among other things):

Junction link Destination
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\ c:\Users\Public\Music
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Pictures\ c:\Users\Public\Pictures
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Videos\ c:\Users\Public\Videos

but none of these directories actually exist.

So I thought I'd just create those directories. I created folders:

c:\Users\Public\Documents\Music
c:\Users\Public\Documents\Pictures
c:\Users\Public\Documents\Videos

but that didn't solve the problem. (Maybe I need to reboot?)

What do I need to do to fix this directory structure? There's invisible
"junctions" pointing to non-existent folders.

Need to restore junction points


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RE: Need to restore junction points
Posted: 08-19-2008, 03:51 AM
Try a reboot.
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Paul


"David Deley" wrote:
> My windows Vista came with folders like "My Music", "My Pictures", "My
> Videos",
> C:\Users\Public\Music
> C:\Users\Public\Pictures
> C:\Users\Public\Videos
>
> and like an idiot I deleted them. Or I'm not sure. Problem I encountered
> is when I run SizeMe, it complains "Error opening search on path:
> C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\*.*"
>
> But in Windows Explorer there is no folder
> C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\
>
> (ditto for "My Pictures" & "My Videos".)
>
> Searched a little and found there exists "Junctions". At a command
> prompt set to directory C:\Users\Public\Documents\
> I entered command: DIR /AL
> and it lists:
>
> Directory of C:\Users\Public\Documents
>
> <JUNCTION> My Music [c:\Users\Public\Music]
> <JUNCTION> My Pictures [c:\Users\Public\Pictures]
> <JUNCTION> My Videos [c:\Users\Public\Videos]
>
> but a simple DIR command doesn't list these.
>
> Installed "Junction Link Magic". It lists (among other things):
>
> Junction link Destination
> C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music\ c:\Users\Public\Music
> C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Pictures\ c:\Users\Public\Pictures
> C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Videos\ c:\Users\Public\Videos
>
> but none of these directories actually exist.
>
> So I thought I'd just create those directories. I created folders:
>
> c:\Users\Public\Documents\Music
> c:\Users\Public\Documents\Pictures
> c:\Users\Public\Documents\Videos
>
> but that didn't solve the problem. (Maybe I need to reboot?)
>
> What do I need to do to fix this directory structure? There's invisible
> "junctions" pointing to non-existent folders.
>
 
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