Windows 10: Setting the location for application data

Discus and support Setting the location for application data in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Does anyone here know where/how you can set the location for an applications data? I'm in the process of tidying up the "My documents" folder on my PC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Teflon, May 29, 2018.

  1. Teflon Win User

    Setting the location for application data

    Does anyone here know where/how you can set the location for an applications data? I'm in the process of tidying up the "My documents" folder on my PC and for some strange reason, along with all my documents, there are a number of folders belonging to applications installed on the pc. These include folders for Adobe, Rock Star games, Tomb Raider, etc, etc. The folders are auto generated by their application: if I delete the Tomb Raider folder, it reappears in the same location as soon as I run the game.

    Presumably there is a setting somewhere that dictates the location of these files? I would have thought that they would more properly belong somewhere like C:\User\appdata\.... or similar, and can only imagine that, at some point in the past, I changed something that has resulted in them currently residing in my documents library.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.



    Teflon, May 29, 2018

  2. Cortana and Location Settings


    I realize the inconvenience you are facing. Let me help you in resolving the issue.

    This issue may occur if location settings are not turned on for Cortana.

    To turn on location settings for cortana, I suggest you to try these steps and check if it helps.

    • Click on Start Button and type Location in the search.

    • Open Location Privacy Settings.

    • Under the option "choose apps that can use your location" check if Cortana is turned on.

    • If not turn on and check if it helps.
    Also suggest you to check if similar issue persists on another user account.

    Create another administrator user account by referring to

    Set up accounts
    on Windows 10 article.

    The corrupted user profile does not function normally such as not launching
    Start menu, Cortana, Search bar, Store and other
    Windows applications. In such cases creating a new profile and checking for the same will help in identifying if the is specific to corrupted user profile or the OS.

    Write to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance.
    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
    Nachappa C K, May 29, 2018
  3. Kem Mon Win User
    Unable to turn on the Location from the Location Settings.

    Hi Rafiul,

    It is possible that the
    GPS chipset
    is not working properly causing your location settings to be
    disabled or cannot be turned on. Kindly run the
    Hardware and Device Troubleshooter
    and check if there's any changes. To run the
    troubleshooter, follow these steps:

    • On the search bar, type
      and hit

    • Choose
      Hardware and Sound.

    • Click on the
      Hardware and Devices
      to run the

    If the issue
    persists, we suggest that you contact your
    computer/laptop's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Kem Mon, May 29, 2018

Setting the location for application data

  1. Setting the location for application data - Similar Threads - Setting location application

  2. Gdiplus.dll located in Data (D:). Is this right?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Gdiplus.dll located in Data (D:). Is this right?: My Acer laptop is less than a month old with Windows 10. It has two drives. Only one is a SDD. The other Drive is empty except for what I found today this GDIplus.Dll it is the only thing on 2 terabyte drive. The creation and modification dates are the same September 5th...
  3. Location settings

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Location settings: For some reason my location is not turned on according to some of the websites that I use. When I go to my Settings app I find that my location service is already turned on but I'm still being requested to turn it on. My banking website and Google maps are some of the sites....
  4. Settings application

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Settings application: Hi... my settings app is taking a lifetime to open. Any suggestions on how to correct this issue?
  5. Settings Application

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Settings Application: "Settings" app doesn't launch on windows 10
  6. People App's Data File Location

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    People App's Data File Location: Where does the People App keep its data? I make frequent changes and updates and would like to make a copy after each change. I lost all the names after a KBCI error and had to restore Windows from a day old Macrium backup. I sure would have been easier to just drag and drop...
  7. Application allowed to use location

    in Browsers and Email
    Application allowed to use location: If you Go in Settings -> Location. You can enable/disable the location service and if you configure it as enabled you can change this permission on a per app basis. I have enabled some apps to use my location. I have have installed the Chrome web browser. It seems able to...
  8. transfer all settings, data and applications

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    transfer all settings, data and applications: Hi. As most old men, I lost my PC, I installed win 10 home edition N by mistake, When I tried to activate windows I could not because my key is for home edition "without N", then I installed and activated correct one on PC. Now I need : 1- transfer all settings, data and...
  9. Cortana and Location settings

    in Windows 10 Support
    Cortana and Location settings: After a restart, Cortana always requests that I allow Location settings. I do that, and all is well, until the next restart, when the whole process needs to be repeated. It seems the location setting turn off by itself!!Please help 52732
  10. Application Data permissions

    in Windows 10 Support
    Application Data permissions: I was trying to look at C:\ProgramData\Application Data but got an "access is denied" exception. So I right-clicked and opened Application Data Properties/Security and tried to change the Administrator permissions, but after I checked the box for full permissions and then...