Unable to access c:\ProgramData\Application Data\ and Command Promptproblems.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Phillip Pi, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Guest

    Hello,

    I am using Windows Vista b5483. I am new to this OS and have problems:

    1. How do I access c:\ProgramData\Application Data\? I keep getting
    permission denied even though my account is already set with an
    administrator access.

    2. How come tab, arrow keys, and F3 keys don't work in command.com/CLI?
    I miss being able to recall history and hit tab for autocomplete.

    3. In command.com, I cannot seem to change long paths with cd command
    like: cd "Program Files". It says: Parameter not correct - "program.

    Are all of these just bugs? Thank you in advance. :)
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    ISP/Symantec Online Services, Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
     
    Phillip Pi, Aug 3, 2006
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  2. Phillip Pi

    Raven Mill Guest

    This one got me also. If you are trying to access the standard Application
    Data folder that is normally associated with the user, (I happened to be
    trying to get to Application Data\xchat2, which is my IRC client) you have
    to go into the following folder:

    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming

    The other ones that LOOK like they are the application data folders are
    simply JUNCTIONs, or pointers to the other. I have been wondering if MS
    will have them treated more like a shortcut than a junction in later
    releases, because this one gets all but the people who either KNOW, or have
    a whole lot of time to kill searching the plethora of online resources that
    are the reason I don't use Linux. (I like my OS simple...lol)

    Hope that helps. It wasn't the exact folder we had the same problem with,
    but I don't doubt that the answer is the same.
     
    Raven Mill, Aug 3, 2006
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  3. Phillip Pi

    mikeyhsd Guest

    check further down the TREE for USERS and locate the data there.
    Users "username" APP Data
    the origional folder is just for legacy programs and is no longer used.







    Hello,

    I am using Windows Vista b5483. I am new to this OS and have problems:

    1. How do I access c:\ProgramData\Application Data\? I keep getting
    permission denied even though my account is already set with an
    administrator access.

    2. How come tab, arrow keys, and F3 keys don't work in command.com/CLI?
    I miss being able to recall history and hit tab for autocomplete.

    3. In command.com, I cannot seem to change long paths with cd command
    like: cd "Program Files". It says: Parameter not correct - "program.

    Are all of these just bugs? Thank you in advance. :)
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    ISP/Symantec Online Services, Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
     
    mikeyhsd, Aug 3, 2006
    #3
  4. Phillip Pi

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    I filed a bug on this (getting the Access Denied error) and it came back By
    Design :(.

    - JB

    Vista Support FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Aug 3, 2006
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  5. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Guest

    I am such a dork! I was supposed to use cmd.exe, not command.com thanks
    to a /.'er who saw my problem. I didn't know they were different
    animals. cmd.exe let me use quotes. :)
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    ISP/Symantec Online Services, Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
     
    Phillip Pi, Aug 3, 2006
    #5
  6. Phillip Pi

    Raven Mill Guest

    Right. It is definately by design, and not a bug.

    What I do hope they do, however, is TELL people about it, or change the
    junctions to simple shortcuts somehow. I totally understand what's going
    on, but it took me a LOT of reading and a lesson from my LFWPT in basic unix
    shell stuff to figger it out.
     
    Raven Mill, Aug 4, 2006
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