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#1 Calvinder

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:12 PM

Hello I hope someone can help me.

I have always  had accesses to my AppData folder in the past Now if I try to open it all I see is a local folder containing only two other folders.

I have selected show hidden files and folders and also unchecked hide protected operating system files.

I am wondering if my profile is corrupted.

 

Thanks in advance

Calvin

 

 



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:34 PM

Hi Calvinder :)

Just to confirm, you are in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData, is that right? And you only see a folder called Local in it, that contains two other folders? If you try to go to C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming, what happens?

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

Hi Aura

 

Yes I am in c:\username\AppData  and that is my problem there is no Roaming folder

any more.


Edited by Calvinder, 13 May 2015 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

If you don't have any LocalLow and Roaming folders, then you have a problem. A lot of programs (and Windows) relies on these folders. Check in your Recycle Bin if you didn't delete them by mistake. If you didn't, I suggest you to create a new user account (make it Admin), log in it, transfer all the data you want to keep from the old account to the new one, and then delete the old user and his userprofile.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:36 PM

Ya that is where I was headed next.

I think they are there but I can't see them. everything Ie Firefox works fine.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:37 PM

If you manually enter the path in Windows Explorer: C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming, does it says that the location doesn't exist, or does it takes you in it?

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:54 PM

It says windows can't find it. I also searched for it.

 

Also I created a new user acc with admin privileges . and none of my other accounts will see it so I cant copy any thing.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

If you go in that new user account and go in C:\Users, you don't see the other users? If so, go back in the other users, create a directory at the root of the C:, like Backup, put all the files you want to transfer from one account to the other there, go in the new one and grab the data that way.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:05 PM

I will try that
Other thing is this is a dual boot system maybe I can see stuff from other operating system.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

What other OS are you dual-booting with?

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:52 PM

Long story The other oporatine sys is also win 7 ultimate.

 

I a there now and cann see the new users I created and also the Appdata I cannot see onn the other win7.

 

Trying to copy it wile I can.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

There could be permission issues, but even there you should be able to see the folders. If you really made sure to see all the hidden and system files and folders like you said in the OP.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 07:03 PM

funny if I look at the c drive of the other win 7 I only see the appdata I see on the other one if I look at the d drive I can see the roaming with correct date created.
If you understand why would I see it on d: and not c: of the other win 7.
they are different physical drives.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

Seems to be copying to a flash drive.
the usernames and passwords are the same on the two win 7’s.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 07:25 PM

Weird. To be honest, even when I go in the config account (local account) at work on a computer, if I go under Users I can see the userprofile folders of all the other users that logged on the system. In your case, creating a new user account and deleting all the other ones will be a good thing. If you go in your new account, click on the Windows Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties, then select Advanced System Settings and click on the second Settings button. Do you see the other userprofiles?

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