Folders with arrows on Windows Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2010-11-18
Have a newly installed Windows 2008 Server R2. Using Backup Exec for backups and the jobs so far have failed with the error that it cannot find the folder:
Users\ Administrator\App Data\Local
Application Data followed by several more iterations of the folder "application data".
We are getting "extreme" nesting of folders under the administrator folder structure.
At first I thought thebackup exec error message was an error itself, but when I go to windows explorer there are indeed, multiple nested occurrences the "application data" folder... and the first level on the tree, has an arrow on the folder - much as you would see with folder redirection. If I right click and select properties there is no option for editing folder redirection. if I click to open the folder... it creates another layer of folders, again with an arrow. I cannot get down to the bottom of it.
It seems like somehow folder redirection is active for the "application data" but it is pointing to itself... creating a loop. That is just a guess on my part.
Anyone ever see anything like this? or better yet, know how to fix it.