1. Josiah23's Avatar
    I need help finding the %AppData% folder on Windows 10 Technical Preview. It is super easy to find this on Windows 7 Ultimate, but no on windows 10. Can someone please help me.

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    03-30-2015 03:37 PM
  2. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    It's hidden and can't be found I think. Had some trouble with this myself
    03-30-2015 04:06 PM
  3. David Feifer's Avatar
    appdata is located under the user directory. c:\users\(user name)\appdata
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    03-30-2015 05:57 PM
  4. Josiah23's Avatar
    Thanks so much David Feifer I have found appdata. I've looked everywhere except for there.

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    03-30-2015 06:35 PM
  5. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    It has been in that location ever since Windows Vista afaik (at least since Windows 7)
    03-31-2015 06:28 AM
  6. Josiah23's Avatar
    It has been in that location ever since Windows Vista afaik (at least since Windows 7)
    On Windows 7 i just use "Run" to find %appdata%, but after finding appdata i just found the "Run" program. I wasn't thinking about typing run in the search bar and then typing %appdata% in the run program.

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    03-31-2015 10:55 PM
  7. Abdulelah Alawasi's Avatar
    Atleast its hidden so just search it and its called %appdata% so search it ITS NOT LIKE WINDOWS 7!
    06-01-2016 06:33 AM
  8. a5cent's Avatar
    I'm closing this thread since it's really old.

    As a final comment, I'll note that nobody has to search for %AppData%. Just type %AppData% into the address bar in Windows File Explorer and you'll automatically be taken too it, even if File Explorer is set to not show hidden folders. The address bar in Windows File Explorer will then also show you the entire path to the %AppData% folder.

    If you don't know what the File Explorer address bar is, it's the UI element #4 in this graphic:
    How to work with files and folders - Windows Help

    Otherwise, using File Explorer to click your way to the %AppData% folder necessitates setting File Explorer to show hidden folders:


    1. In the File Explorer ribbon, switch to the "View" tab.
    2. In the "Show/Hide" group there is a "Hidden items" checkbox, which must be marked.
    Last edited by a5cent; 06-01-2016 at 09:05 AM. Reason: spelling
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    06-01-2016 08:46 AM

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