How can I restore the Windows 7 64-bit C:\Users\Default User folder?

The C:\Users\Default User folder was accidentally deleted on a Windows 7 64-bit workstation.  This folder appears to be only used for legacy support (XP), and thus is not needed for normal Windows 7 functionality.  Still, I would like to recreate this folder.  However, since this is a system folder, I am not sure exactly what is needed to recreate this folder so it matches the original folder.  Another point, the folder cannot be recovered as the Recycle Bin has already been emptied.  Any recommendations on how to recreate the C:\Users\Default User folder?  Many thanks.
arkhaminmate11nAsked:
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NVITCommented:
My mistake, arkhaminmate11n... "C:\Users\Default User" is a junction. On computer with missing folder:

1. Logon as administrator or open elevated CMD prompt.
2. mklink /J "C:\Users\Default User" "C:\Users\Default"

This assumes you have a "C:\Users\Default" folder.
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NVITCommented:
If you have another station, you can copy the Default folder from there.
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arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  Unfortunately, this does not work.  I've tried copying the C:\Users\Default User folder from another computer, but the folder will not copy.  Any other suggestions?
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NVITCommented:
What errors do you get when you copy the folder?
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arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
No errors- but nothing copies.  Tried keyboard shortcuts and Copy/Paste from Edit Menu.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
The C:\Users\Default User folder was accidentally deleted on a Windows 7 64-bit workstation.  This folder appears to be only used for legacy support (XP), and thus is not needed for normal Windows 7 functionality.
If you're talking about the C:\Users\Default folder and not C:\Users\Default User then it's actually not used for "legacy support". When you log in with a new user account or an account that hasn't logged into your workstation, Windows uses this folder to create the new user profile. Think of it as a template.

With that being said (I still assume we are referring to C;\Users\Default here and not C:\Users\Default User), when you copied over the Default folder from another machine you also need to change the permissions on the folder to grant the Everyone group full access to it.

Try copying over the folder while logged in with the local Administrator account.
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arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  That recreated the folder.  Now, is there a way to easily recreate the permissions?
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Are you asking NewVillageIT or myself arkhaminmate11n?
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arkhaminmate11nAuthor Commented:
NewVillageIT's solution of using mklink /J "C:\Users\Default User" "C:\Users\Default" successfully recreated the folder.  I did go through and manually recreate the permissions.  All seems good.  Thanks for your help!
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NVITCommented:
arkhaminmate11n,

If the solution works, I'd appreciate it if  you closed  the question accordingly. Thank you.
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