What's a good way to get access to profile folders?

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  1. GeekUnit

    GeekUnit

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    Finally figured out how to turn on hidden file view

    Explorer -> Organize -> Folder and Search Options -> View

    And I see all sorts of hidden directories in my C:\Users\Me folder! Even stranger, when I click on subfolders like, "Application Data" I get access denied! Is there any (easy) way to get access to these folders besides changing security permissions of all of them one by one?
     
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    Just read a helpful post in one of Microsoft's Vista communities:

    Basically, the reason why users don't have rights to "folders" like Application Data is because they're not folders at all, they're junctions! A junction simply points to another folder, like each user's AppData\Local, that actually exists (and that you do have rights to). Microsoft put these pointers into Vista to insure that old programs are backwards compatible. The reason we don't have access to the junctions is because Microsoft was afraid we'd delete them.

    It's not a security thing after all.
     
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