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Directory missing in Vista

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#1 brames1


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I am missing or I think I am missing
a file. I should have appdata directory on my hard drive but it's not there. I had it last
week but somehow it's missing. I had a virus on my computer last week and thru this forum it
was cleaned off. This directory was not affected with the cleaning, I'm just mentioning it
because I don't know if it is relevant to why it's missing. I don't know if it's important
to have this directory but from what I can remember when I had this directory it had quite
a bit files in them. The full directory conclusion is C:\users\family\appdata\local\temp
I can find appdata in my regedit and it's at:
Hkey_current_user-software-microsoft-Internet Explorer-LowRegistry-IEShims-Normalized Paths.
If I can find this in regedit shouldn't it be somewhere on my hard drive?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

File path should be C:/Documents&Settings/Users...I believe. I'm not a Vista user so it may be different.

Those files are system files which normally appear as part of the Docs & Settings group.



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