This is really odd. I am used to seeing the DNS zone files in c:\windows\system32\dns and I do, indeed, see them there now on my fresh Windows 2012 install. I can open a command prompt and CD to that folder and there they are. But NO application will access the folder. If I try to open, say, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DNS\AA.DNS it says incorrect path. If I try to brows from that application and dig down to the folder, I cannot find it under System32. What am I missing?? It feels like its a link or shortcut to another folder somewhere.