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Discus and support Can't access appdata folder on an account that no longer exists on my computer. (But I can... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have access to all of my account, let's call it /absol1, however, I had an old account that was /absol2. I can go into c:/users/absol2 and browse... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by SirAbsol, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. SirAbsol Win User

    Can't access appdata folder on an account that no longer exists on my computer. (But I can...


    I have access to all of my account, let's call it /absol1, however, I had an old account that was /absol2. I can go into c:/users/absol2 and browse around, but when I try to access the appdata folder (I have files in there I want to access) it says "Windows can't find c:\users\absol2\AppData\Roaming" and when I click on a shortcut that links to it it says that "the drive or network connection that 'shortcut' refers to is unavailable". Any idea how I can access that? I would really appreciate it.

    :)
     
    SirAbsol, Feb 4, 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, Feb 4, 2019
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  3. Solaris17 Win User
    How do I access the appdata folder when it is not my C:\ drive?

    Its a hidden folder by default. You need to enable hidden files and folders. You can navigate to it though by typing in the path or if you are logged in under the user account in question in explorer just click on the navigation bar and type %appdata% its a system variable so it will open it right up.
     
    Solaris17, Feb 4, 2019
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  4. Can't access appdata folder on an account that no longer exists on my computer. (But I can...

    deleted AppData Account Picture file

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article to about AppData folder.

    What is the AppData folder?

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

    Note: This link is also applicable to Windows 10 as well.

    I suggest you to perform System Restore on your computer and check if you are able to get back the AppData folder.



    System Restore brings a system to an operable condition after a disaster so that it can again accept and process data.



    To perform System Restore follow the step provided below.



    • Press Windows Key + R Key
    • Type rstrui and press Enter.


    Hope this resolves your issue. Do let us know if it helped. For further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Feb 4, 2019
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