I was scanning the hard drive on this particular Windows 7 PC using ESET Security software and noticed that it was scanning this folder "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Symantec\Symantec End..." folder. When I open C drive on "My Computer", I did not see "C:\Documents and Settings" folder. So I went to Folder Options and unchecked "Hide protected Operating System files" and open the security/Advanced tab on that folder to give this user permission to FULL Control. Now I can see the contents of "C:\Documents and Settings" folder. But it has the same folders found in "C:\Users" and even the size of the files and folders match that of "C:\Users".
Is the existence of the "C:\Documents and Settings" folder by design?
Why do "C:\Documents and Settings" and "C:\Users" have same folders and size?
I thought "C:\Documents and Settings" existed in XP OS and Windows 7 replaced it with "C:\Users".
Also can I remove Symantec Endpoint Protection folder in "C:\Documents and Settings" ? I uninstalled Symantec Endpoint Protection program years ago and I do not see it in Add/Remove Program, but it is in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Symantec.