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"The system cannot find the path specified" when typing a query #815
Steps to reproduce this issue
After some seconds, the following message appears :
this behavior is described here : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/1c3e806a-0412-4591-b94a-ac2b71074b28/forum-faqwhy-application-data-folder-is-not-accessible?forum=w7itprogeneral
But I don't know why I cannot reproduce it on Windows 7.
As I understand it, HeidiSQL would normally create a folder "HeidiSQL\Backups" in "C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Roaming" (which is the target of alias C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Application Data")
But it can't do this, because this particular alias allow to access to a subfolder via alias, but not to list the aliased folder in himself :
And a capture with Process Monitor when reproducing the bug in HeidiSQL confirms this
Instead of listing folder "C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Application Data" to look for "HeidiSQL" folder, trying to create it directly. that seems to work with PowerShell :
Thanks for your report and screenshot. May I assume you were running HeidiSQL on Windows 10 there? And is there a folder
*Edit: I just see you were on Windows Server 2016, and %appdata% points to C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Application Data. So the question is how to query the C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\ folder directly, without junction/link.