Windows 10: How to access AppData folder in safe mode?

Discus and support How to access AppData folder in safe mode? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am currently trying to back up my Firefox bookmarks and passwords before starting a clean windows 10 reinstall. My PC is caught in an "attempting to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Exoe, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Exoe Win User

    How to access AppData folder in safe mode?


    I am currently trying to back up my Firefox bookmarks and passwords before starting a clean windows 10 reinstall. My PC is caught in an "attempting to restore previous version" loop, so I'm using the Command Prompt method of accessing and backing up my C drive files before the reinstall.


    The Appdata folder is hidden and the usual methods of accessing it don't work in this unbooted mode. Is there a way to get to it, and if not, is there any other way of accessing my Firefox bookmarks and passwords?

    :)
     
    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. Password not accepted in Safe mode

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community forum.

    Have you tried all the above steps suggested by Sangeeta Sarkar on September 13, 2015.

    I would suggest you to provide some information to help you better.

    • Are you trying to login the Microsoft account or the Local account in safe mode?
    • Did you try with only safe mode or safe mode with networking?
    • What is the critical error you are getting?

    If you are using Windows 10. To go to safe mode you have to follow the below steps.

    If you are able to go to login screen in normal mode try the below steps to go to safe mode with networking.


    • At the login screen click on the power symbol.

    • Hold SHIFT + Click Restart.

    • After restarting your system, select the Troubleshoot option.

    • Select advanced options under
      Troubleshoot screen.

    • Click on Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart and follow the onscreen steps to go to
      Safe Mode with networking and check if you are able to login.

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    Please get back with more information, we will be glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 2, 2019
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  4. cwtech Win User

    How to access AppData folder in safe mode?

    command prompt will not open in safe mode with command prompt

    Would I just follow the same steps within safe mode after hooking up to the other system?
     
    cwtech, Dec 2, 2019
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