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are these nestings required?


Seth Haniel
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Under my Documents and settings the following is listed

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Documents\My Music\

Nested 10 times - there is only one user Account and Admin on pc - and usually only used in Admin role - is this nesting normal for Windows7 32 or has something gone wrong ?

Can these nestings be safely deleted ??

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Zeppelyn

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I've wondered about this myself but have never really investigated the reason. So it seems normal but very very weird. Do a back up then play around and see what happens. Im sure Ive deleted them in the past without issue.

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I remember looking into this some time ago ,apparently your not supposed to access users/appdata via this route ,and by default you would be denied permission , if I remember correctly many users take ownership of these shorcuts or change permissions to access the folders within and its this type of action that causes them to create multiple (virtual locations )of themselves .this is based on information I looked up online a while ago. I have since learned to delete documents and settings (shortcut) and access users/appdata via the correct (true) route ,of C: (or the correct start letter for your OS drive) users/appdata (you need to enable show hidden files and folders via Organize/folder and search options first. I usually take ownership of the appdata folder (now unhidden) and change permissions to permanently unhide it .I then create a shortcut and place it where I can have quick and easy access to it .I use the folder quite a lot to manage my own files .

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Seth Haniel

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