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C:\ProgramData\Application Data is not accessible

danherbon asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
This is driving me nuts. On my Exchange server I'm having space issues. Using diruse I tracked down 41 gigs of space being taken up in the C:\ProgramData\Application Data folder. If I give myself permissions to read/execute on that folder, it just keeps opening up a chain of the same folder over and over again. EX: "C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data" upon double-clicking within explorer.

How do I gain access and pinpoint where this 41 gigs of space is being taken up. I keep reading about Junction Points but I'm still not able to figure out where the C:\ProgramData\Application Data is pointing to.

Thanks again for your hlep. I'm about to pull my hair out.

The folder keeps pointing back to itself
C:\ProgramData>dir /a:s
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is D0C9-0A59

 Directory of C:\ProgramData

01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Application Data [C:\ProgramData]
01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Desktop [C:\Users\Public\Desktop]
01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Documents [C:\Users\Public\Documents]
01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Favorites [C:\Users\Public\Favorites]
12/29/2010  11:24 AM    <DIR>          Microsoft
01/18/2011  12:26 PM            30,610 ntuser.pol
01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Start Menu [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wind
ows\Start Menu]
01/19/2008  10:23 AM    <JUNCTION>     Templates [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windo
               1 File(s)         30,610 bytes
               7 Dir(s)  17,461,456,896 bytes free

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