Why can't I move my public folders in Vista?

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Why can't I move my public folders in Vista?


I recently moved my documents from my C: drive over to my D: drive at home. My C: drive is a 10,000 RPM Raptor drive, which is insanely fast, but doesn’t provide as much disk space (still a completely worthwhile tradeoff IMHO). As a result, though, I don’t have room on my C: drive for a lot of other things like programs and games, which is why moving my documents to the D: drive is so nice. This is what it looks like in Vista:

Documents Properties Screenshot

Now, notice the buttons on this screenshot, specifically the “Restore Default,” “Move,” and “Find Target” buttons. Do you see them in the screenshot below?

Public Documents Properties Screenshot

I don’t!!!

Where are they?!?

The only difference that I can tell is that the one is for my personal folder and the other is for the Public folder… is it a security setting? I’m not sure, but I tried running Windows Explorer as an Administrator and it still didn’t work. I’m currently running build 5600 (RC1).

I’m not the only one to experience this behavior.