Hello everyone. First of all, by the title, this seems like a common problem, but I think my situation may be different, as
I've tried most of the common solutions.
Installed W7 last night on my OS partition (I have a separate programs and data partitions on the same drive). As a first
thing, I wanted to migrate the user folders (My documents, videos, pictures, etc.) over to the data partition. I used the
location tab in the folder properties menu to send two folders to my data drive (E:Videos, and E:Pictures). However, I did
not create a folder with name ahead of time, so it asked me if I would like to create it. I say yes, then choose yes to move
all of the files over as well.
For some reason, after migrating, the new folders showed up on my data partition, but two other folders were created in the
Users folder with the same names. These folders do not have the special icon, but just has the plain yellow folder icon.
Not a problem if I can delete them, but I can't. I get a "folder access denied" message, and a statement that I must have
administration privileges, which I do. I can't delete when using the built in administrator account, and when I try to
delete using the user accounts manager, it just gets rid of the other files, but leaves the videos and pictures folders. I
tried the take ownership command line trick, but I still get access denied. I have tried updating the registry as well (via
the user shell) but this just puts a new folder back which does not appear to be a system folder, as it does not have the
"location" tab when looking at folder properties.
I know now how to avoid this in the future (create the folder in
advance, and then select it in the Location tab), but how can I fix the problem now?
Anybody know of a solution? Thanks in advance.