Windows 10: Can previous AppData folder be accessed through Windows.Old after a reinstall?

Discus and support Can previous AppData folder be accessed through Windows.Old after a reinstall? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Just trying to make sure I can access some of the old files on there if I go ahead with the reinstall.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Exoe, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Exoe Win User

    Can previous AppData folder be accessed through Windows.Old after a reinstall?


    Just trying to make sure I can access some of the old files on there if I go ahead with the reinstall.

    :)
     
    Exoe, Dec 2, 2019
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  2. How to access appdata folder

    Hi Jaden,

    Thank you posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty with the problem.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps.

    • Write in the search box the following: “%appdata%” .
    • After the search is finished left click or tap on the folder that the search feature found.
    • If it takes you to the following path: “C:\Users\The user that you are logged in with\AppData\Roaming”.
    • It means that your folders are still there but they are hidden.
    • Click on “View”.
    • Check the box “Hidden items”
    Also you refer to the below link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-appdata-folder

    Note: Above link also refers to the Windows 10.



    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Dec 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Error Access Denied while acessing the folders from User> AppData folders on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with access files and folders.

    Do let us know the complete error code/ error message of this issue?

    As you have tried with providing the permissions to each folder and issue persists after the restart, try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to disable the third party anti-virus software if installed any and check.

    Step 2: As, as a work around, I suggest you to enable the built-in administrator account and check if this issue persists.

    Steps to enable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open Command Prompt.
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
    • net user administrator /active: yes (Check for the spaces)
       4. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.  

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done. 

    Step 3: I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft article with 3-diffrent issues related to accessing the files and folders and check if it helps.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 2, 2019
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  4. enso Win User

    Can previous AppData folder be accessed through Windows.Old after a reinstall?

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
    enso, Dec 2, 2019
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