laplandz wrote:Sincere apologies Steve for not getting back to you sooner, been incredibly busy with blah blah....
I'm unsure about the registry entry, but i dont think you need that, when you create a junction it creates a file-system-level shortcut. they operate at a much "lower" level in the file system and silently redirect the access requests. its like digging a tunnel under the file system meaning its completely invisible to most user-ran programs.
did you delete/rename c:\ProgramData before making the junction? you can't have a junction with the same name as an already existing folder.
i think the steps would be:
boot to command prompt in recovery console
robocopy c:\programdata s:\programdata /e
mklink /j c:\ProgramData s:\ProgramData
think thats all thats needed. don't think you have to mess with registry (i didn't and its been working for over 6months now). when a program saves to c:\ProgramData, "NTFS" will automatically direct it to the s:\ProgramData with Windows not caring about it, hence the reason no registry alterations are needed.
Thanks so much for taking the time. It makes sense to remove the registry entry which I did and I'm sure that the junction is working as it should. Anything I do on the C Dr. is reflected on the S Dr. and vice versa.
I created the new directory and renamed the old directory in a fashion similar to what you suggested. I used a boot disk rather than the recovery console, but the result was the same.
Unfortunately, I still can't get the darn thing to work. Likewise, the data grab feature of D7 still has the same issue I have suffered with from the beginning. At this point I'm just saying the hell with it. There's something in my system that the program doesn't like and I can't find it. It removes a great deal of the functionality from dsupport in particular. Trying to create templates as intended is tedious and massively time-consuming. Apparently, I am the only one with the issue so I can only assume my system is at fault. Again, I thank you for your efforts and really wish it had worked.