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I've just clean installed Win7x64. The Win7 Update Advisor listed Intel Matrix Storage Console as a program that would need updating after the install. I downloaded f6flpy-x64.zip from the Intel website and it went to the Temp folder. I have no idea what to do with it or how to get it installed. There are 6 listings in the download but none are .exe files.
iaahcic - Security Catalog 6KB (Compressed size)
iaAHCIC - Setup Information 3KB
iaStorA.sys - System file 526KB
iastorac - Security Catalog 6KB
iaStorAC - Setup information 3KB
iaStorF.sys - System file 17KB
I clicked on one of the "Setup Information" listings, but don't understand any of it.
I'm an inexperienced user so please keep it basic. Thanks.

A:How to install download that went to UserName/AppData/Local/Temp

I guess you downloaded the wrong driver? The name of the file suggests it is a floppy driver, which in turn lead me to believe this is a pre-install driver (which you load during Windows installation)? F6 in the name also augments my belief.

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PROBABLY EASIEST TO SKIP TO POST #3 for quick summary. @ Yard Dog has offered some help but feels this is over his head and asked other experts to step. Thanks for your help.

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During the process of setting up and installing programs on new desktop, I accidentally deleted most of the subfolders under APPDATA and wish to know the best approach to recovering. The details below might be important/unique to my situation and hence influence your expert advice. Briefly my mistake had come about when changing the location of various standard folders e.g. My Documents My Music Dekstop from their default location of C:\Users\name\ to a similarly named sub-folder under D:\myname\ In doing the same thing for each of the 3 subfolders (Local LocalLow Roaming) of APPDATA I was unable to redirect APPDATA\Local, and decided to restore the other two subfolders to their default location and it is during that process that I did something that resulted in deleting a great deal of APPDATA.

Resources I had created:
1) Windows System Restore points from just before installing several programs a few weeks ago. (But some internet forum posts indicate that such restore points would not do anything about deleted APPDATA.)

2) Immediately prior to 1 above I made full backups of C drive as well as Image - Clone - ISO file of entire hard drive including D.
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A:Restore APPDATA to default location fails; APPDATA deleted by mistake

Anyone? Assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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This problem has been happening recently,
whenever I try to open appdata folder directly by typing %appdata% by using Windows Logo + Q (or simply type it down after going to....metro menu, that's what it's called?)

stutters my Explorer.exe VERY BADLY, so that I can hardly move my mouse cursor.

Stutter happens only for moment, less than a minute usually, but appdata folder does NOT open.

When I make another attempt to open the folder using same method, folder still does not open, but explorer.exe restarts (probably crashes and automatically starts it again.) and then I can open the appdata folder normally using same method.

After all of these are done, I can open appdata folder with no problem unless I restart the laptop. Or restart explorer.exe before trying to open appdata folder.

I am assuming that one of the program that I've installed recently is causing the problem, but I can't seem to figure it out....

I've searched everywhere in Google, couldn't find an answer but one answer saying about using ShellexViewer to disable any extension attached to Explorer.exe.....but looks like it doesn't do the trick. Halp D:

A:Opening appdata by typing %appdata% in Win + Q restarts...

What happens if you switch to desktop first then press Winkey+r and type %appdata% in the Run box?

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Hi all.

I just built a new system with win764. I took my old hard drive which also had win764 and hooked it up to transfer all my files over to the new system.

Problem is if I go to

D:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data

its showing me the contents of

C:\Users\MYUSER\Application Data

I dont know if it's a symbolic link or whatever. What can I do to "unlink" the old and the new?

Any info appreciated.


A:Win7 C:AppData and D:AppData cant access

Hi dotdot. Can you open Computer from the start menu and then open the D:\ form there? If so it shoulde be a straight forward copy/paste operation.

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There is no AppData in Users/Ellen or Users/Public. I think this is why I can't download/install many things. As always, your help will be much appreciated. ellenc

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Q: AppData

Hello All,
              I am trying to find the AppData file for spotify, I have unchecked the hidden files and folders, I opened a spotify folder and these files were in there...locales....apps.zip....resources.zip...the reason i want to find it is to make 2 new folders to stop Spotify from updating. any help would be much appreciated.
                                  Regards gunner

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I just got a new laptop with windows 10, and I have the harddrive from the windows 7 laptop I previously had. Which files should I transfer from the Appdata folder? If any at all? I don't want to mess with compatibility.

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I used to run %appdata% from the run command on the start menu. Recently when I try this I am presented with the run program with dialogue rather then the required folder just opening as it always did.

Can anyone tell me what has happened?

I have tried choosing Windows Explorer as the application with whcih to run the command to no avail.

A:Run %appdata%

Why don't you just go to C > Users > Your name > AppData. Note that is a hidden folder. You have to set it to "show" in Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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Q: AppData

Looking over my files on my SSD and noticed that I have a very large amount of data in my user AppData. My Local folder has 3.5GB and my Roaming has 2.8GB. As I look through these, anything I can safely remove without affecting anything?

Q: appdata

I have Vista on my laptop, everytime I try to download anything it tells me i am missing appdata.... how to I fix that


So a while back I had to factory reset or hard reset my computer for a few reasons. However after doing that I realized I couldn't click on any of the icons of the bottom of the screen like search the web, the start button, and many others. I looked into it and realized that I don't have the folder app data(I am running Windows 10 from downloading it from Windows 8). This may be the cause of my problem and I was wondering if there would be any way to fix it other than factory/hard reseting my pc again.

A:I don't think I have appdata

Hi @Greenma24, Thank you for your query.I understand that after doing a reset back to factory settings that you are unable to open apps from the icons. You noticed that the folder AppData is empty. You would like to try and rectify this without doing a full reset again.  As you have upgraded to Windows 10 I would try a refresh. This will reinstall the operating system and you will have the option to retain your files.  How to Refresh Windows 10 (from tenforums.com).  If the issue should still remain, I would do a clean install of Windows 10.  How to Clean Install Windows 10 ( tenforums.com). Please keep me apprised of your progress. When you have resolved your difficulty, would you choose "Accepted Solution" on that post to alert other members and visitors to your success and perhaps help them.To show appreciation for my help. please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below.

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Q: Appdata

Is there absolutely no way to redirect files in appdata? New data in some programs always end up in users/appdata/local/virtualstore/.... It's a pain in the butt to move the songs back to where they are supposed to be. It's a big deal to me I've forgot to check important stuff in appdata before formatting since Vista.


Why are your songs going to the VirtualStore in the first place? You should not be saving them to a protected location like Program Files.

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My laptop has 8 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz RAM. I was thinking maybe I could create a 1 GB RAM disk and have minecraft store it's saves there to speed up the game. The problem is, how could I change %appdata% to E:/, where the RAM disk is? The disk is automatically saved to the HDD at shutdown and automatically reloaded at startup.

A:Changing %appdata%?

With 8 Gigs of RAM on Win 7 x64, the RAM-disk isn't going to help you at all.

This question, however, is probably best asked in the gaming forum. There are sure to be others there that are more familiar with Minecraft.

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wow not posted in this section for ages!

Anyway I was just wondering if you can relocate the folder as mine is pretty large and I have 30gb left on my SSD. Are there any potential pitfalls in doing this?

A:appdata relocation

Try it and see.

I would not move any components of the OS to another drive, including Programs which become integrated when they write Reg Keys during install.

If my AppData was burgeoning, I would consider a cleaner meaner reinstall. Or at least browse the folder to see what Programs are using the most space to reconsider those. Temp folders can also be emptied.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
'*set*' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

This is the response I got when I followed Phantom's directions.
Anything else?

A:need help with appdata reply

Please continue in your original thread HERE.

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum, just something that's been bothering me in Windows 7.

I've been trying to hide a folder and the files inside it in a way that will make it immune to being found by the start menu search bar (it's a massive folder and is found in almost any search, it's gotten quite annoying), however I have been incapable of doing this and while looking through things I've found that only folders like appdata are capable of hiding in the way I desire, I've tried everything I know of, removing it from the index, making it a system folder, putting it insider appdata, quite a lot, all this leaves me simply wanting to know, how does appadata hide itself? If I knew that I could probably replicate it.

Sorry for undescriptive post, in somewhat of a rush and may only require a simple answer.

A:How does appdata hide itself?

have you tried any folder hide softwares like winmend folder hidden

WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.

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Running Vista Business 64bit as a standalone before connecting to SBS 2003. Ever since connecting to sever, appdata is lost after shut down. The user account when the computer was standalone is intact, but the user account that is for connecting to server loses appdata every time.

I have seen a few other inquiries about this issue, but no replies. Can anyone help?

Thank you and Best Regards

A:Lost of appdata

Do you have domain policies that are trumping local settings? Check with your network administrator.

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I cant install some programs... Everytime while installing it says: Installation failed, error %APPDATA%. I tried installing Live Messenger, iTunes, Adobe and Java. I need those programs but i cant and i dont know how to fix it, i tried the option "show hiden files and folders" i found the folder APPDATA but i cant install nothing..! I really need help...!!


Hi ElmerCampos
Do you have adminstrator rights for your pc? I believe %appdata% is a systemwide variable. Try creating another account and then installing them through that account. This may help fix the problem by creating an account with default registry entries

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Even with using Revo I have seen that the entries under <user>\AppData\Roaming\whatever are not removed.

This is inconvenient, to say the least, when trying to do various schemes of backup and record-data for upgrades/changes/new-PC etc.

Any advice?

A:Uninstall and Appdata

I guess you are right. I have observed also that Revo does not remove everything. I guess the only option is to do it manually or try another uninstaller - which I have not tried yet.

Best Free Program Uninstaller

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I hve a dell computer with win 7 loaded. I had Skype loaded and had a problem with it. I unistalled it and tried to reload the program. I keep getting the message: could not access network location %apppdata%\. I looked for appdata with the run option but it could not be found by the system. HELP.

A:Solved: need help with appdata

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I'm trying to free up some hard drive space and I noticed that my Appdata folder is about 4GB which is a little too big for my liking. Is it possible to slim down this folder or delete it entirely without causing any system errors?

A:Vista AppData

Hi there!

All of the applications aka programs that you have store their settings there. By default, Windows Vista automatically sets that folder to hidden.

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Both my laptop and PC are running out of space in the drive C. Turned out the AppData/Local folder was taking up too much space (more than half of the total of the drive). But then when I selected all the files and folders in the AppData/Local folder, right click/Properties, it said the size was only 250MB.
So what exactly is it that's taking up all the space? And how can I get rid of it?

A:Need help with AppData folder


A lot of space is taken up by shadow copies.

Go to computer icon>click>right click on c drive>properties> disc clean up> system files.

You will get a lot of space returned.

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I had my Windows 7 PC setup with Windows installed on what was then my C Drive. I installed a SSD as my Master and configured Windows 7 to save to Libraries on my old C drive, now called D.

Problem #1

My SSD is 120 GB but currently has only 12 GB free. I install most of my programs to D rather than the SSD but in the interest of speed, some were installed to the SSD. Current SSD Usage:

MOSCache - 594 MB
PerfLogs - 0
Program Files - 2.94 GB
Program Files (x86) - 8 GB
ProgramData - 6.64 GB
Users - 34.4 GB
Windows - 22.5 GB

I believe the only one I can really make changes to and the one with the most usage is Users. AppData is 28 GB and continues to grow.

Can I move this to another drive? Is that advisable because I have read differing opinions? Any other thoughts on reducing it's size? I don't really want to buy an even larger SSD as I think the root problem still exists and AppData will continue to grow.
Problem #2

When I added the SSD, I did an clean install of Windows 7 onto the SSD and kept my old copy of Windows 7 on my old C drive, now D. Since my 2 TB D drive is currently at 220 GB free, deleting my old version of my Windows 7 frees up additional space. Should I be safe in doing that?
Problem #3

My PC periodically, after being on for several hours, turns itself off and BIOS is reset to boot to the D Drive instead of the SSD C Drive. I have to turn it off, access BIOS and tell it the primary boot drive is the SSD. Why would this be happening?
Problem #4

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A:SSD and my AppData Folder plus more

#2 - You have a lot of room on the 2TB drive, so wait until you have the SSD setup the way you want with everything moved off it before deleting the old install.

#4 - Click on Firefox top left then Options / Options. Change the folder pointed to under Downloads or do as I do and select Always ask me where to save files.

#3 - What make SSD did you buy? Have you done any searching for problems with it? Some SSDs are not very stable from what I've been reading. I just ordered a Kingston SSDNow V200 128 GB SATA III which had pretty good reviews. Should get it Tuesday the 21st.

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I was unaware about deleteing appdata, so I deleted all of it to free up space, and now I can't open some programs. Like Sony Vegas 11, and Minecraft. I was wondering if their is anyway to fix this problem

A:I deleted my appdata

Get this free program:
ShadowExplorer.com - About

If you have a restore point from before you deleted the folder, you may be able to go into ShadowExplorer and copy the folder out. It's good to have anyway in case you want to get something out of a restore point without backversioning all the files.

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I have 297 GBs of space on my hard drive, but apparently I am down to 28 GBs of free space, though I believe it really should be around 100 GBs of space as I don't have that much stuff stored. I went about finding what is taking up all of the space going folder by folder, I found that one folder at the location below, is taking up 168 GBs of space.


When I go into the folder, Select All, and hit properties, it says only 128 MBs of space is being taking up by everything in there (and yes I have hidden files showing). I don't know much about this stuff but I'm assuming some of the stuff in this folder is important to have. Is there any way I can delete this folder or at least clean up part of it so its not taking up so much space? I can't imagine any application I have using that much data...I only really use about 20 different applications regularly.


A:OK to clear AppData?

Edit Folder Options to show system files also. That may allow you to see which files are actually taking up all of the space.

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So after buying my laptop only about 3 weeks ago, I only have 60 gigs out of a 250 gig harddrive. I've loaded probably 20 gigs of programs on here and 30 gigs of music, but that only leaves me with 110 gigs out of 250 taken up. This puzzled me and led me to download a program to see where all the memory was allocated on my computer. I found this folder deep in the hidden AppData folder in the Users folder that was 85gigs! I opened it and it had a copy of a ton of my music, files and a ton of stuff. I went through and I have copies in other folders, but my question is should I just delete them? Are they necessary files? The Location of most of the files i want to delete is: C:\Users\Erik Maurer\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp6C3F.tmp\File\C$\Downloads. It contains a copy of all my music. Should I delete this? I have all the music files in my Itunes music folder as well. Doesn't make much sense to have two of each files. I just want to make sure I won't break anything first.

A:Deleting AppData

As it is in the TEMP folder, I cannot see it will harm anything. Cleaners, such as Ccleaner, take these out by default, mostly without harm. But why not move the downloaded files somewhere safe and see if there are any consequences first.
You can also change the location of you download folder.

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I notice that one of my backup programs has selected all the folders in my User folder to be backed up. Among those selected is the hidden folder AppData, containing 8800 files. Since there are files in there that seem to change daily, it slows down the daily backup. I am wondering if there is really anything in there that I need to back up.

I've read that some older versions of Outlook and sometimes Windows Live Mail put data in there, but in the past I've restored computers and I've never copied anything from AppData. It does not seem to be the stored emails, perhaps it is confuguration data? So my question is, can I remove AppData from my backup job and what might I be losing?


A:Anything in AppData that needs to be backed up?

If my memory serves me correct I remember seeing my Minecraft data in there and some other games' saved data in there. Maybe you can pick particular files inside of AppData instead of all of them?

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Hi everyone, I'm new here, but hoping I can get a bit of info

When you install software on Windows (XP or Vista, I believe it works the same) it usually places its data files in one or both of User > Appdata> Local and Roaming.

My question is, what determines if a program places its files under roaming and/or local?

I assume it may have to do with how user accounts are setup and what profile you install from?

I ask because I am writing a program and need to access these files for various other programs. I need to know if I can reliably say that because a program placed files in the Roaming folder on Machine A that it will do the same on all machines or if I'll have to do a check for either?

I hope that makes sense. Any insight would be very helpful, or perhaps a link to a better place to ask?


A:AppData folders

Hello Leevh, and welcome to the vista forums

Not sure if this will give you the information you need but between the article and the MS links hopefully it will help ...

Vista PC Guy ? The difference between Local and LocalLow Folders

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i deleted my appdata. what do i do

A:appdata deleted

Hello Coolsim, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If it is still not in the Recycle Bin. then you might try the free program Recuva to see if you can restore the appdata folder.

If you can't, then you can create a new user account, and delete the old account from within the new account.

Hope this helps,

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hi Everyone,

so I'm on 8.1 and just like previously on 7 and XP and before that, using ramdisk's

currently I have MSI laptop with 16GB or RAM so for past two months I've been using three separate ramdisk mounted with softperfect ramdisk, one of them for temp files which has no image saving and the other two are saving image every 30 minutes and on shutdown then restore on boot.

everything is working smoothly and perfectly the entire time, on one of the "permanent" ramdisk's I installed Opera and it also uses the same ramdisk for caching and user files(command line switch), second has a few disk intensive and small apps that are mostly running the entire time windows is running.

I want more!!!

so I'm hoping to make one more "permanent" ramdisk and move all the %appdata% folders to it and somehow make windows use those new folders in ramdisk from now on, this ramdisk would also have it's image saved to SSD like the other ones every 30 minutes or so and would reload on boot, could someone give me an idea how this could be done? would I be able to do it with linking/junction? I've never used those before... how would that work?

A:%appdata% on ramdisk

The Tutorials section has an article how to move User Profile to another disk or partition. But I'm not sure it would work with a Ramdisk. You might post on that thread "does this work with ramdisk?" etc..

User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

I'm thinking Windows might try to use the profile area during boot before the ramdisk exists.

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hey its my first post on this website
- i was just browsing my appdata after uninstalling some programs, and i noticed this file  and upon looking into it further i found that it might be infected, i have norton, avast and malwarebyte but none of them seem to detect it
- i have downloaded malwarebyte's rootkit detector and current running scans, finished the scan but no malware found
anything else i need to do? or is my system clean?

A:pdappflex %appdata%

i looked into it further and found it is a file associated with adobe, so everything seems fine

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I am new to the forum. Just found out something which I cannot understand..
I installed Win7 a while ago, and everything has been going smoothly. But now I noticed a new AppData folder in my user folder(on desktop). This folder is normally found inside C drive - user. This seems to be an exact copy of THAT orifinal folder. When this problem occured, start up was a little slow. There was one more newly created folder names 'searches', which was empty. I just deleted it. What should I do with the AppData folder? By the way I am running Win7 SP1.
Thanks for all your help.

A:New AppData folder?

The usual location for the appData folder is C:\Users\(username)\AppData

If you create a random file (for ex. a new text document) in the AppData folder that you want to delete, does that file also appear in the C:\Users\(username)\AppData folder?

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When trying to install software and other programs in the last few days, APPDATA% error comes up..how do I fix this?
Bout an hour ago, I tried to install software and drivers for a Hp all in one printer and the APPDATA popped up again. Help.

A:APPDATA repair

Most likely permissions are incorrect.

1 Navigate to C:\Users\Your Account Name.
2 Click the Tools menu (below the navigation bar) and select Folder Options.
3 In the View tab check Show hidden files and folders.
4 The AppData folder should now be visible. Right click it and hit Properties.
5 Go to the Security tab allow everything for all users under the Permissions pane.

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Recently i've started to notice that some of my software is storing their cache in wrong places. Normally it should be C:\Users\[my user account name]\AppData\blahblahblah... But now i got steam creating new folder inside "Users" and storing some of it's cache there for reason unknown to me. Also this folder goes under some weirdo name:
Also i noticed Adobe PDF greated new account folder marked with six unicode replacement characters: C:\Users\������\AppData
Which is even more weird.
Reinstall does not work, so i assume that i have messed with security or access settings for programs or done something else wrong.
Anyone else encountered such behaviour?

A:W7 AppData issue

Welcome to the forum. Can you do all our scans and post results these will tell us whats wrong hopefully PCHF System Scans

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Bear with me as this is something I have never experienced being around computers for about 17 years. I am not a professional just a casual user who has learned a thing or two along the way.

I have a 2TB HDD (1.79TB). Last night or so I just happened to be in Windows Explorer and I noticed the amount of space it said I used and immediately I knew something had to be wrong....it was claiming I was using more than 800GB of space when in reality I am not even using 200GBwith anything I have installed or downloaded with the computer. With some basic research into the drive I noticed it said my users folder....then MY name in particular...was using 780GB of space. Now a little more info before I proceed on that...

About a week ago and more I started having trouble with Tuneup Utilities 2014 as it would crash when I tried to update it and then I could no longer even open the program. There would be times when I would come back to my PC after a long period of time several hours or so....and there would LITERALLY be HUNDREDS of boxes open on my screen saying error with tuneup utilities. I still thought nothing of it again and simply planned to uninstall it and mess with it later. Now...while I am trying to figure out why my PC Is showing me as using so much space when I am not I obviously think there is some hidden folders so I right click and highlight the hidden box...this option once applied actually seemed to do the opposite of what it used to do for me years back whenever I wo... Read more

A:Oh my..What is the appdata folder for?

If you mess around with junk like Tune-up utilities, you should expect trouble. Delete all those files in Roaming. And next time you want to know exactly what's on your C partition, use this program: WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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I have no appdata file... i found it when i searched my start menu but when i open it it states that the file is empty. Does anyone know how to get it on the computer. I trying to upload Adobe Reader but it gives me an error 1606. How do i fix it?


%APPDATA% is a system folder. To see the contents, you would type %APPDATA% in the Run box. It won't be empty, but it is a hidden system folder.

I assume you're trying to install Adobe Reader. Upload means to move files from your computer to another computer, server, or the Internet.

What is the full error you're seeing trying to install Adobe Reader? Are you installing it from Adobe's website? Do you have an existing version of Adobe Reader installed?

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Under user/appdata/roaming/apple/mobilesync/backup i have 60gb of files. I am running out of room on my primary hard drive and have no idea what this 60GB represents. Any suggestions?

I have all of my iTunes stuff on a different HD and backed up in the cloud, so what gives?

A:Appdata/roaming is too big

Seems to be an Apple/iTunes situation, see http://digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=1254183 .


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Greetings. I realized that the AppData folder located on my user is no longer displayed as hidden. I clarify that I have not activated that function in the folder options. Appdata is displayed as a common folder. I searched the internet but I can not find anywhere if it is normal behavior.

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I have been having trouble with what seems like an issue with my AppData folder. My firefox displayed a message stating "Could not initialize the application's security document" and it stopped displaying bookmarks and history. I restarted my computer after backing up my bookmarks.
I received a message as my desktop appeared saying that the application has failed to start. I then get a message saying my ati catalyst control center has failed.
I have since reinstalled firefox and catalyst control center and the drivers a couple times and have left ccc off completely. I ran an error check on my drive. I still fail to open my firefox bookmarks and history and I receive that same error message at start.

So before this had all happened I was installing various games and alcohol 120%. After a couple failed installs I had to go through and delete some files and it is possible i accidentaly deleted something somewhere I shouldnt have. The deffinite last thing I did before I noticed the issues I described earlier, was install a patch on mechwarrior 4. I have uninstalled that game since.

I have vista 64 btw.

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I was wondering if there was any software that scans the appdata and checks what folders can safely be removed without any programs settings getting reset

A:AppData Clearing Up

Help please :c my appdata is 20gb

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Can get iTunes to work right??!

A:%appdata%\ error

What is the problem? What does your title mean? What are the specs of your machine?

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I have been having trouble with what seems like an issue with my AppData folder. My firefox displayed a message stating "Could not initialize the application's security document" and it stopped displaying bookmarks and history. I restarted my computer after backing up my bookmarks.
I received a message as my desktop appeared saying that the application has failed to start. I then get a message saying my ati catalyst control center has failed.
I have since reinstalled firefox and catalyst control center and the drivers a couple times and have left ccc off completely. I ran an error check on my drive. I still fail to open my firefox bookmarks and history and I receive that same error message at start.

So before this had all happened I was installing various games and alcohol 120%. After a couple failed installs I had to go through and delete some files and it is possible i accidentaly deleted something somewhere I shouldnt have. The deffinite last thing I did before I noticed the issues I described earlier, was install a patch on mechwarrior 4. I have uninstalled that game since.

I have vista 64 btw.

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Hi, I have a recurring threat that keeps being created every few hours. I don't know which application is causing that and none of my installed Malware removal tools were able to find it anywhere on my drive. My Avast program keeps on having to detect that and I need a software that is able to find this and it can help stop it by finding it's files that are doing this. I tried full-scan along with any options checked including unwanted potential software and everything else that would do that (like Malwarebytes for example), but they couldn't find it and it's task schedulers. If anyone has been able to stop this from running and to stop receiving the not found message, please help me do so so it can also get these gone from my computer.

A:Regarding AppData\Roaming\5.exe

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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MS info says the Roaming folder contains data that can move*.  I have only 1 pc, connected to no other device to sysc with nor do I use PC-PC.  Am I making myself more vulnerable to hackers?  If so, I'll find a way to disable whatever in that folder.
* Roaming. This folder (%appdata%) contains data that can move with your user profile from PC to PC—like when you’re on a domain—because this data has the ability to sync with a server. For example, if you sign in to a different PC on a domain, your web browser favorites or bookmarks will be available.

Local. This folder (%localappdata%) contains data that can't move with your user profile. This data is typically specific to a PC or too large to sync with a server. For example, web browsers usually store their temporary files here.
LocalLow. This folder (%appdata%/…/locallow) contains data that can't move, but also has a lower level of access. For example, if you're running a web browser in a protected or safe mode, the app will only be able access data from the LocalLow folder.

The apps themselves choose whether to save to the Local, LocalLow, or Roaming folders. Most desktop apps use the Roaming folder by default, while most Windows Store apps use the Local folder by default.

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How do I access app data folder in 8.1. I cant find it. I need to manually remove some folders hiding in there containing, amongst other things, snap do bug.???? I used to check it regularly in 7, but cant find it in 8 and now 8.1. Spy Hunter 4 is finding these things but says deleted then next check they are back again.

A:AppData Folder

In file explorer go to the view tab and select "hidden items". You will then see it under your user as below.

Hope this helps.

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