why can't I access my Start Menu, etc?

Posted: 01-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Even though I running as Owner/Adminstrator, Vista Basic will not let me
access certain folders under my Owner user (that's me). How can I correct
this? I want total access to everything. It denies me access to:

o Start Menu
o Local Settings
o Application Data

The message is: "C:\Users\Owner\Start Menu is not accessible. Access is
denied."

I have UAC turned off, but I doubt that matters.

My ultimate goal is to arrange the Start Menu to my liking, just as I did in
Windows 2000 and every previous version of Windows.

Thank you for your help.

Walter

why can't I access my Start Menu, etc?


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Rick Rogers
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Re: why can't I access my Start Menu, etc?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 11:41 PM
Hi,

Those aren't folders, though they look like them. Note that they all have a
shortcut on them. They are junction points for compatibility with older
software that expects those folders to be present. They actually redirect to
the proper location in Vista. IE:
> o Start Menu
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\ Start Menu
> o Local Settings
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local
> o Application Data
C:\Users\<user>\AppData

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Walter Donavan" <false@nowhere.not> wrote in message
news:F28652FA-5490-44FF-A8A5-3F376241648A@microsoft.com...
> Even though I running as Owner/Adminstrator, Vista Basic will not let me
> access certain folders under my Owner user (that's me). How can I correct
> this? I want total access to everything. It denies me access to:
>
> o Start Menu
> o Local Settings
> o Application Data
>
> The message is: "C:\Users\Owner\Start Menu is not accessible. Access is
> denied."
>
> I have UAC turned off, but I doubt that matters.
>
> My ultimate goal is to arrange the Start Menu to my liking, just as I did
> in Windows 2000 and every previous version of Windows.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
> Walter
>
novrad
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Re: why can't I access my Start Menu, etc?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 11:46 PM
What you're probably pointing to is a shortcut to the Start Menu.

Use [on mine] C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\...



"Walter Donavan" <false@nowhere.not> wrote in message
news:F28652FA-5490-44FF-A8A5-3F376241648A@microsoft.com...
> Even though I running as Owner/Adminstrator, Vista Basic will not let me
> access certain folders under my Owner user (that's me). How can I correct
> this? I want total access to everything. It denies me access to:
>
> o Start Menu
> o Local Settings
> o Application Data
>
> The message is: "C:\Users\Owner\Start Menu is not accessible. Access is
> denied."
>
> I have UAC turned off, but I doubt that matters.
>
> My ultimate goal is to arrange the Start Menu to my liking, just as I did
> in Windows 2000 and every previous version of Windows.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
> Walter
>
Walter Donavan
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Re: why can't I access my Start Menu, etc?
Posted: 01-17-2009, 11:53 PM
I would NEVR have figured that out. Thanks!
"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Those aren't folders, though they look like them. Note that they all have
> a shortcut on them. They are junction points for compatibility with older
> software that expects those folders to be present. They actually redirect
> to the proper location in Vista. IE:
>
>> o Start Menu
> C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\ Start Menu
>
>> o Local Settings
> C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local
>
>> o Application Data
> C:\Users\<user>\AppData
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Walter Donavan" <false@nowhere.not> wrote in message
> news:F28652FA-5490-44FF-A8A5-3F376241648A@microsoft.com...
>> Even though I running as Owner/Adminstrator, Vista Basic will not let me
>> access certain folders under my Owner user (that's me). How can I correct
>> this? I want total access to everything. It denies me access to:
>>
>> o Start Menu
>> o Local Settings
>> o Application Data
>>
>> The message is: "C:\Users\Owner\Start Menu is not accessible. Access is
>> denied."
>>
>> I have UAC turned off, but I doubt that matters.
>>
>> My ultimate goal is to arrange the Start Menu to my liking, just as I did
>> in Windows 2000 and every previous version of Windows.
>>
>> Thank you for your help.
>>
>> Walter
>>
>
 
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