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Solved App data not showing

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by SilverSurf, Nov 30, 2018.

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  1. SilverSurf

    SilverSurf Thread Starter

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    Hello All -- I used to have App Local, App Roaming and something else App showing but they no longer do. I have checked show hidden folders is selected. How do I get these to show again?

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  2. DaveA

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    Have you turned on SYSTEM files?
     
  3. SilverSurf

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    Hello DaveA - I don't know how to do that, would you tell me how please.

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  4. lunarlander

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    In File Explorer, View, View Options, just checkmark all the boxes. Just don't go deleting files that you haven't seen before because Windows System files are previously hidden and you wouldn't know of them
     
  5. SilverSurf

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    Hello lunarlander - I followed your instructions but the app roaming etc, etc still doesn't show. Can you offer any further suggestions please.

    Regards Silversurf
     
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    I think he meant UNcheck all the boxes !

    I would uncheck starting with Hide empty drives down to Hide protected ...
    Also click on Show hidden files, folders and drives
     
  7. SilverSurf

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    Hello managed - thanks for your advice although it didn't solve the issue. I tried clicking on all sorts of things trying to find these apps and purely by luck clicked on users, saw my name and opened this and the apps roaming etc etc were in there and I was able to access them. Now how do I get them back to where they should be? If I click on Application Data it says not accessible. Also in Documents a new file has appeared called "Desktop.Ini" any idea what that's about?

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  8. lunarlander

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    Under C:\Users\<yourUserName> are all your data files and windows data. That includes AppData, Documents, Pictures. And stuff Windows keeps that relates to your account and login. Thats where they should be.

    Desktop.ini is a system file maintained by Windows. Most folders have one.

    The folders that you see on the left side of File Explorer are just shortcuts links to the Users folder made by Windows for your convenience.
     
  9. Lozzy-loz

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    Try opening the run box widows key +r and type %appdata% perhaps that's what your looking for
     
  10. SilverSurf

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    Hello lunarlander and Lozzy-loz. Many thanks for your replies, all is now well. You people are great at helping people like me who know next to nothing about computers.

    Thanks Silversurf
     
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