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Application Data Folder in Windows XP

By kktaps ·
Need to load an in-house program onto users computers. As per instructions, the same has to be loaded for Windows XP machines under C:\Documents and Settings\"User Name"\Application Data\Microsoft \Excel.
We have followed the given path right up toUser Name and we can not find "Application Data". We searched under C:\Windows.. but nothing.

This problem has stymied us and is causing major problems because charts made do not meet in-house styles. We are playing a kind of musical chairs usingcomputers.

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Application Data Folder in Windows XP

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Application Data Folder i ...

the folder you seek does reside at the address given but it is a hidden system folder and you need to be logged on as an administrator and have set the view properties to show system files/folders. this is done by opening My Computer >> Tools menu >> Folder Options >> View tab >> select Show Hidden Files and Folders and deselect Hide Protected Operating System Files

click on the Apply button then click on the OK button, and close the window in use. When you reopen the My Computer window and follow the path this should enable you to see the folder.

BTW There is a folder with the same name within the path C:\Documents and Settings \"user name"\Local Settings\Application Data

not sure what is kept in this one but it is another hiddensystem folder.

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by kktaps In reply to Application Data Folder i ...

Thanks a million...it worked, no more delays and no more musical chairs (read exchanging computers!)

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Thank you

by wotnots In reply to Application Data Folder i ...

That was really hekpful. I could not understand why I could not find the folder.
Excellent info.

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