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AppData

    Pregunta

  • I have Windows 7 Operating System - it became corrupted so I did a total reinstall.  Upon reinstall, I want to access my AppData folder, which I was able to do in the prior version by going into the control panel and enabling "show hidden windows"  I did that this time as well but it will not show up.  when I try to add a folder (to see if it is there) named AppData is does say "do you want to replace - or merge folders"  So I know the folder is there but I just cannot see it - what is happening?
    lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011 4:23

Respuestas

  • The Application Data folder is no longer used in Windows 7. You will see the Application data folder, with an Arrow overlay on the folder icon. This means that this folder is a Junction and is only present for backward compatibility. It will redirect older programs to the new location, which is  C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming.

    You can backup the AppData folder instead.

    NOTE: The AppData folder is hidden, by default. You can click Organize/Folder and Search Options/View Tab. Select the Show hidden Files, Folders, and drives option.

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    If you can view hidden folders, it should be where you are looking.

    If it's not there, run regedit and check the registry locations which set its location:

    For per-user special folders, navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders
    For per-system special folders, navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders


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    lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011 4:54

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  • The Application Data folder is no longer used in Windows 7. You will see the Application data folder, with an Arrow overlay on the folder icon. This means that this folder is a Junction and is only present for backward compatibility. It will redirect older programs to the new location, which is  C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming.

    You can backup the AppData folder instead.

    NOTE: The AppData folder is hidden, by default. You can click Organize/Folder and Search Options/View Tab. Select the Show hidden Files, Folders, and drives option.

    **********************************************************************************************************************

    If you can view hidden folders, it should be where you are looking.

    If it's not there, run regedit and check the registry locations which set its location:

    For per-user special folders, navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders
    For per-system special folders, navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011 4:54
  • Hi there

     

    Windows 7 can be a little bit of a bugger for updating the folder contents sometimes. In the explorer bar, try hitting "refresh" or hold "shift" and push "F5" to force a complete refresh. This should then show your folders ok.

    Panther

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    lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011 15:10