I dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 and unfortunately it looks like it will not be possible to merge the user profiles of the two operating systems. Therefore whenever I clean out the cruft from my drives (e.g., unused application data folders), I have to do it for both copies.
Today I was cleaning out the
Documents and Settings folders of XP and 7. Windows XP’s copy is fine and contains the user profile directories as expected, but Windows 7’s copy is empty. I can
cd into it and navigate to it in Explorer but there is nothing in it.
I thought it is supposed to point to
Users, and thus “contain” the user profile directories, but I cannot find any confirmation to that effect.
What does the
Documents and Settings junction point to and why is it empty?