How to delete a My Documents shortcut / special folder from another folder
Posted on 2010-08-26
Ever since the Microsoft patch that fixed the icon vulnerability, my Explorer windows don't reopen when I restart. They used to be "persistent" and would open to the various directories I was working in the last session. It's very annoying this seems to be turned off, even though I have the option "Restore previous folder windows at logon". It's just how I work. Like leaving some documents on my desk to remind me I need to do something with them. LOL.
Okay I did something really stupid. I wanted to have XP just start up a couple instances of Windows Explorer when the computer starts up and was in a hurry and tired and I dragged the "My Documents" folder from my desktop and copied it into my Startup folder.
Duh. I forgot it's one of those special GUID links or whatever. Now, instead of opening to My Documents, I have a hard link to it which I can't delete because it will just delete the actual set of folder and not the "link". I thought maybe it was a reparse point but it's not
I have XP SP3 with NTFS.
Anyone have any idea how I can get rid of this thing?