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large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Q: large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A: large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I have a boot drive which is 250gb (My C drive). I have Win 7 and some apps on it.
I have installed Steam on my other hard drive. So far most games have been cooperative and install their folders close to Steam!

However, one game in particular (Empire Total War) has installed one of its folders in "C:\Users\XYZ\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly".

From experience from my old PC, I know this folder (The Creative Assembly) can grow to close to 20gb in a matter of a year. I don't want that to happen and therefore thought of relocating, moving, or redirecting this folder (The Creative Assembly) to another location.

How do I do that and is that recommended? (I could simply go ahead and do this right now, but I would rather get some expert opinions first before any instabilities in my system).

Thank you.

A:Move a folder within the appdata/roaming folder to another location?

If you attempt to move the folder any programs dependant on that folder would have to know where to look for it, if you do attempt it i would leave the original in situ and copy/paste to new drive then attempt to redirect program if it fails then you still have original

Im not familiar with steam but as long as you can redirect the games save file path to new location if you have that option then i dont see why you cant do it

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I just did a clean install of W7, installed MS Security Essentials and moved Favorites folder to a data drive.
I have just found that a lot of folders including AppData folder are missing from my user folder.
What could be wrong?

A:AppData folder is missing from user folder

Nothing is wrong they are just hidden. If you go to Organize - folder and search options - View

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Today I found out that Picture Folder with all the pictures is missing and after a search, found out that it's in AppData\Roaming Folder. I have no idea about how it went there. While I tried to access each of the sub-folders in AppData\Roaming\Picture Folder, i get a message :

You currently don't have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to get access to this folder.

After pressing continue, I can see the image files in the sub-folders. It's happening to each sub-folders. Please note that I'm logged into the account with Administrator rights. AppData folder propertie's security is set at ALLOW for all controls. I can't even move the Picture Folder from there to its original place! Please HELP!

A:Help! Picture Folder ended up in AppData Folder

Try activating this account and see if it works
Administrator Account

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I had my Windows 7 PC setup with Windows installed on what was then my C Drive. I installed a SSD as my Master and configured Windows 7 to save to Libraries on my old C drive, now called D.

Problem #1

My SSD is 120 GB but currently has only 12 GB free. I install most of my programs to D rather than the SSD but in the interest of speed, some were installed to the SSD. Current SSD Usage:

MOSCache - 594 MB
PerfLogs - 0
Program Files - 2.94 GB
Program Files (x86) - 8 GB
ProgramData - 6.64 GB
Users - 34.4 GB
Windows - 22.5 GB

I believe the only one I can really make changes to and the one with the most usage is Users. AppData is 28 GB and continues to grow.

Can I move this to another drive? Is that advisable because I have read differing opinions? Any other thoughts on reducing it's size? I don't really want to buy an even larger SSD as I think the root problem still exists and AppData will continue to grow.
Problem #2

When I added the SSD, I did an clean install of Windows 7 onto the SSD and kept my old copy of Windows 7 on my old C drive, now D. Since my 2 TB D drive is currently at 220 GB free, deleting my old version of my Windows 7 frees up additional space. Should I be safe in doing that?
Problem #3

My PC periodically, after being on for several hours, turns itself off and BIOS is reset to boot to the D Drive instead of the SSD C Drive. I have to turn it off, access BIOS and tell it the primary boot drive is the SSD. Why would this be happening?
Problem #4

Fire... Read more

A:SSD and my AppData Folder plus more

#2 - You have a lot of room on the 2TB drive, so wait until you have the SSD setup the way you want with everything moved off it before deleting the old install.

#4 - Click on Firefox top left then Options / Options. Change the folder pointed to under Downloads or do as I do and select Always ask me where to save files.

#3 - What make SSD did you buy? Have you done any searching for problems with it? Some SSDs are not very stable from what I've been reading. I just ordered a Kingston SSDNow V200 128 GB SATA III which had pretty good reviews. Should get it Tuesday the 21st.

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Bear with me as this is something I have never experienced being around computers for about 17 years. I am not a professional just a casual user who has learned a thing or two along the way.

I have a 2TB HDD (1.79TB). Last night or so I just happened to be in Windows Explorer and I noticed the amount of space it said I used and immediately I knew something had to be was claiming I was using more than 800GB of space when in reality I am not even using 200GBwith anything I have installed or downloaded with the computer. With some basic research into the drive I noticed it said my users folder....then MY name in particular...was using 780GB of space. Now a little more info before I proceed on that...

About a week ago and more I started having trouble with Tuneup Utilities 2014 as it would crash when I tried to update it and then I could no longer even open the program. There would be times when I would come back to my PC after a long period of time several hours or so....and there would LITERALLY be HUNDREDS of boxes open on my screen saying error with tuneup utilities. I still thought nothing of it again and simply planned to uninstall it and mess with it later. Now...while I am trying to figure out why my PC Is showing me as using so much space when I am not I obviously think there is some hidden folders so I right click and highlight the hidden box...this option once applied actually seemed to do the opposite of what it used to do for me years back whenever I wo... Read more

A:Oh my..What is the appdata folder for?

If you mess around with junk like Tune-up utilities, you should expect trouble. Delete all those files in Roaming. And next time you want to know exactly what's on your C partition, use this program: WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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How do I access app data folder in 8.1. I cant find it. I need to manually remove some folders hiding in there containing, amongst other things, snap do bug.???? I used to check it regularly in 7, but cant find it in 8 and now 8.1. Spy Hunter 4 is finding these things but says deleted then next check they are back again.

A:AppData Folder

In file explorer go to the view tab and select "hidden items". You will then see it under your user as below.

Hope this helps.

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Both my laptop and PC are running out of space in the drive C. Turned out the AppData/Local folder was taking up too much space (more than half of the total of the drive). But then when I selected all the files and folders in the AppData/Local folder, right click/Properties, it said the size was only 250MB.
So what exactly is it that's taking up all the space? And how can I get rid of it?

A:Need help with AppData folder


A lot of space is taken up by shadow copies.

Go to computer icon>click>right click on c drive>properties> disc clean up> system files.

You will get a lot of space returned.

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I am new to the forum. Just found out something which I cannot understand..
I installed Win7 a while ago, and everything has been going smoothly. But now I noticed a new AppData folder in my user folder(on desktop). This folder is normally found inside C drive - user. This seems to be an exact copy of THAT orifinal folder. When this problem occured, start up was a little slow. There was one more newly created folder names 'searches', which was empty. I just deleted it. What should I do with the AppData folder? By the way I am running Win7 SP1.
Thanks for all your help.

A:New AppData folder?

The usual location for the appData folder is C:\Users\(username)\AppData

If you create a random file (for ex. a new text document) in the AppData folder that you want to delete, does that file also appear in the C:\Users\(username)\AppData folder?

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Two days ago a new folder and file appeared as Apps\4VKL1T02.0HB in my \AppData\Local folder. Could somebody please tell me what that file is and if it is a virus or malware?

My system is Windows Vista SP1.

Thank you in advance.

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A lot of Windows 7 issues can be fixed by gaining access to the "AppData" folder. This is were messages, settings and lots of other goodies are stored. From the start menu, click "Computer" or "My Computer". Double click the "C" drive (or the main host drive). Double click the "Users" folder. Double click the main user folder (whatever you named your computer during original setup). From the menu bar, select Tools/Folder Options. On the "View" tab, select the radial button for "Show hidden files, folders and drives." This will enable viewing of the "AppData" folder. It will be a paler gray because it is still protected (as it should be), but now you can view it and change your indexed services and many other issues.

A:Accessing the AppData folder

True, much bad stuff lives there but much needed stuff too, if you are not sure ask?

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Alright guys I haven,t used my pc in a while and when i started it up after a month or so of being dormant I received the fbi greendot moneypack virus, it was stored in my appdata folder. I have been getting viruses in this folder ever since then. I use Opera, if that has anything to do with it. I use Avira and malwarebytes as an antivirus. I have never had issues with viruses before on any platform because I don't do stupid stuff, but this is a first. Any help on how to stop this nonsense?

A:Appdata folder keeps getting infected.

See what issues this finds: Windows Defender Offline

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I have a problem w/ my Hd 1TB.

I use windows 7 Home Premium, and my Hd 1Tb is Full. The Appdata folder has 823gb, but when i highlight all files inside the appdata folder, show only 2.58gb.

How i do fix this problem?

Thanks all

A:Appdata folder has 803gb.

Run Treesize Free. It will show you exactly where the space is going.

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Hello I hope someone can help me.
I have always  had accesses to my AppData folder in the past Now if I try to open it all I see is a local folder containing only two other folders.
I have selected show hidden files and folders and also unchecked hide protected operating system files.
I am wondering if my profile is corrupted.
Thanks in advance

A:Problem with appdata folder

Hi Calvinder Just to confirm, you are in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData, is that right? And you only see a folder called Local in it, that contains two other folders? If you try to go to C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming, what happens?

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I can't find the Application Data folder. I've checked the folder options settings to show hidden and system folders. How do I find the folder? I tried "Start" "Search" without success.

A:Cant find AppData folder

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Hi, everybody. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and I set up a limited User account for everyday use to make sure that my administrator account is safer. I was running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I came across 2 infected files that I couldn't delete and McAfee couldn't detect. So I found the files and uploaded them to and it said they were infected by the hiloti! trojan. The trojan has infected two dynamic-link libraries in the AppData folder and it appears that they are important, so I can't delete them. The trojan tries to download more trojans once in a while but I know exactly where it sends them and am deleting them as they appear but I would very much appreciate a permanent fix. FYI, the .dll files are a toolkit for burning discs from Padus and a Cyberlink Library.

A:Trojan in AppData folder

To avoid confusion and potentially conflicting advice I am closing this topic, since you have one properly posted and have replies here:;#entry1830086

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Hi, everybody. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and I set up a limited User account for everyday use to make sure that my administrator account is safer. I was running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I came across 2 infected files that I couldn't delete and McAfee couldn't detect. So I found the files and uploaded them to and it said they were infected by the hiloti! trojan. The trojan has infected two dynamic-link libraries in the AppData folder and it appears that they are important, so I can't delete them. The trojan tries to download more trojans once in a while but I know exactly where it sends them and am deleting them as they appear but I would very much appreciate a permanent fix. FYI, the .dll files are a toolkit for burning discs from Padus and a Cyberlink Library.

A:Trojan in AppData folder

I'm just curious, where did you download these programs from? And have you tried to scan with Eset's online scanner at Eset is very good at cleaning without deleting where it can. In my experience, I've had it clean things while still leaving the legit part of the file intact. Eset are very well-known for that.

Hope this helps,

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Two nights ago there was a power outage and my computer happened to be on Since this time I haven't been able to run my main account without freezing. I am posting this from my Admin account and the program (Opera) that would make my computer freeze on the other account works just fine. I have been able to transfer every other file from my main account except the ones in the Appdata folder. Since I know Opera would freeze the main account I tried coping the files from that onto this account but it will stop in its tracks after a few seconds. I have run chkdsk to see if there were any errors and nothing came up. I have not had a error come up with the exception of "Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog." and that came up when I tried to bring up the task manager while frozen. My OS is Vista Home Premium 64bit.

I hope I explained this clear enough, thanks in advance for any help.

A:Appdata folder corrupt?

What do you need out of the AppData folder that's so important. Since it's having problems I'd expect that you'd be pulling problems out of it and putting those problems into your new account.

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My computer is standalone (no domain). I have right-clicked on c:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\LocalLow and there was a "Location" tab, so I specified a new location (same path but on drive F) and chose to move all files.

Is this a correct way to redirect this folder?

It is currently used by only one application on my computer. What happened next. Next time I launched this application that is using this folder, it filled with files once again, on drive C. So this application somehow did not respect the redirection. So I deleted the files in LocalLow on drive C and this time I denied Write permission for this folder (on drive C). Next time application crashed.

I am asking about it here, because I think the application is buggy, but before creating a bug ticket, I'd like to be sure that what I did according to the redirection was correct.

I have doubts because:

1. In many places in the internet I found articles about redirecting folders and all of them mentioned doing it via GPMC.MMC which I don't have probably because it is for domain users only.
2. Some other articles mentioned redirecting the Roaming user profile. So maybe it is legitimate to redirect AppData\Roaming but not AppData\LocalLow. I don't know.

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I need to locate my appdata folder, shouldn't it be in my username folder?

A:Can't find appdata folder under username

It is hidden, read this

Hidden Files and Folders

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I need to clear some space from my System drive but the only place from where i can delete the files is AppData folder. But i am confused which files can i delete and from which i cant.
Can you pls give me some hint ?
Thanks !

A:Which files to delete from AppData folder

Have you done a disk cleanup with the windows tool or with CCleaner?

I'm not sure I'd try deleting stuff directly from AppData.

Have you uninstalled unneeded programs?

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So guys,

I've had crashes with my vga application and the problems solved by unhide the /user/Appdata folder.

The question is it safe to unhide this folder?


A:Is It Safe To Unhide Appdata Folder?

no harm will come of it, but it is generally a good idea to keep the hidden folders hidden if it is a shared computer and you have pesky teenagers, ( i speak for myself!) and dont want them deleting important system files.

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I am building a new PC. I had a problem and the MB manufacture asked me to take the board out of the case and run the MB on cardboard so any grounding issue could be eliminated.

My Win7 Ult 64b OS is installed on C: and that is an SSD. I moved my User folder to B: and everything worked fine before I took the MB out.

I took the MB out and only hooked up C: and booted the PC. Please refer to the attached screen shot of the error message I got. I assume that this is because B: was not hooked up and that is were my user folder was. The problem is that Win7 can not find information that it is looking for when trying to load the desktop for my user name.

Anyway I got done troubleshooting and put everything back together, all drives are hooked up and I get the same error message. I created another user and Win7 will go into that new user just fine, but will not go into my user name without getting the error message. I started searching and I noticed that B:Users\MyName\AppData does not show up in Windows Explorer. B:\Users\MyName\MyDocuments is there along with other folders, but the AppData folder does not show up. I searched the HD for a folder that I new was in AppData and the Win7 search function finds it and I can access it so the data is there.

Does anyone know how I can get Windows Explorer to again display/recognize the B:\Users\MyName\AppData folder. If not then it looks like I am going to have to just reinstall Win7 and start from scratch.

A:My Users\MyName\AppData Folder is gone!

Did you actually have a drive installed on B:? I haven't seen a drive on B is 10-15 years.

But anyway, I can see some serious problems with trying to log into a user account when the location for the users folder no longer exists. Not sure you can actually run without those folders available so windows may have recreated empty ones on your C drive again, not sure.

Are you able to get to the desktop in that account at all? Have you tried performing the same steps to "move" your user folder back to the B drive again?

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Hey guys, my laptop has been running out of space lately and I don't even have all that many files. No music, no videos... just a few graphics files where the majority are JPEG and not working files (I have a 150GB harddrive).

I noticed that my appdata > temp folder held like, 70GB worth of info in there. Is that normal? I know Windows Vista takes up what.. 30 GB? Then I have CS3 installed so that takes up a fair bit; I'm guessing the 70GB might have something to do with all my CS3 programs.

Is it safe to delete anything from the appdata > temp folder, or is there a way on only keeping necessary files and scrapping excess, unnecessary files? Or are they all necessary?I have to pick up an external harddrive anyway, but as of right now I find it rather annoying. On a TOTAL different note; does any external harddrive work with a Vista Laptop... and are they USB plug-ins? If you have recommendations that would be sweet too

But yes. Main point is the Appdata Temp folder. Is that REALLY normal?

A:AppData Temp Folder -- HUUUGE

Use this:

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I have moved all of the user file from the c: on to any hard drive can move appdata folder as well also is there way new users file are automatically on the other drive

A:Move appdata folder all users

See this tutorial for definitive instructions:
User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

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My google chrome was hanging.So googled around and when i wanted to deleted the temp folder contents i deleted the contents of the local folder.It deleted some 1.3 gb of data.Is it a must to always to delete the contents of this folder or is it okay if i leave it alone.Because there was some contents of 1.3 gb of data.will it affect the way windows operates?

Also please tell me how to keep the system running properly and also to remove the junk from my system
which tools to use and which folders should i look into make my system running faster.
help would be appreciated.

A:deleted the files in %appdata% folder!

Use ccleaner from Piriform to deal with junk files.

You deleted the contents of your C:\Users\Your User\AppData\Local folder? You might have to reinstall some programs if things start to go wrong.

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Hello all,

It's my first time posting, I apologize if I am posting under the wrong category.

I made a really dumb mistake last night while setting up a VPN. Long story short I deleted my user account. Now, I did not lose any data at all (the account's folder still exists, untouched, in the /Users folder), it is just the user account picture and log in information that are gone. I have no way (that I know of) of re-referencing it so that it appears on my log-in screen again.

My issue is that I effectively lost some programs and all configuration files that were exclusively associated with that account. Which is years of config data that I would HATE to have to do again. My questions are as follows (which are two sides of the same coin really).

Is there some way to re-reference this user account so it shows up and loads up like normal on windows login once again? (The system displays it as "User Unknown")

If not, is there something that I can do with the /AppData folders of the new (recently created) and old ("deleted") accounts to make my new account be just like the old one?

A thousand Internets to whoever helps me with this! I have been cursing aloud all day long.

A:Moving/Copying the AppData folder

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried a system restore to a point in time before you deleted your user account?

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I'm running Win7 x64 and noticed I was down to the last 7 GB of storage on my 120GB app disk. I've only got about 50 GB of apps so it looked like something was amiss. I did some poking around and discovered the Users/username/AppData/Roaming folder had 41 GB of stuff in it. 36 GB is in one folder, Adobe. I have Master Collection CS5, but the program files for all of it (stored in another folder, of course) only add up to about 15 GB. I'll post over in the Adobe forums but thought I'd ask here if anybody knows what this stuff is for? Thanks.

A:What is the purpose of the AppData/Roaming folder?

In XP this folder equals to
Documents and Settings\$USER$\Application Data

The main purpose is to store "Application-specific data, such as a custom dictionary for a word processing program. Application vendors decide what data to store in this directory", so "the data roams with the user wherever he or she logs on".

And "User data can include shortcuts to executable files, personal files, and user settings, such as a custom dictionary."

Regarding your case with Adobe, please use WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
to check what file type is the majority of those big files.

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I have a bunch of empty folders in C:\User\Username\AppData\Local that have number and letter characters. Like this

Is it OK to delete these. They date back to when I first built this system, beginning of March.

A:Folder in User\Name\Appdata\Local

Well I deleted them to no ill effect.

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Hello to all,

I use windows 7 pro 64b and I is not problem.

I 'm just curious and I can seek an answer to that :

In my AppData , where some application configuration file are saved ,

I have a folder whith big names .

An example is better than 1,000 words :
"C:\Users\ILoveMac\AppData\Local\Bill2_Software\ProcessManager.exe_Url_dsxrk2bizea4svskwp5cwqflljdag "

Well sure, this is not the only one, and it does not happen for every folder present.

Currently I think one thing

:1) Does it come portable application?

If I copy my apps
"C:\Bill2_Software1\ProcessManager.exe" in "C:\Bill2_Software2\ProcessManager.exe"

I run the copy and I close it , I see the creation of another folder :
"C:\Users\Brice\AppData\Local\Bill2_Software\ProcessManager.exe_Url_5zikfar0bm1dv0mt2uwjnaz32gm5 0"

This would allow windows to associate each application to this respective configuration :

"C: \ Bill2_Software1 \ ProcessManager.exe "
"C:\Users\ILoveMac\AppData\Local\Bill2_Software\ProcessManager.exe_Url_dsxrk2bizea4svskwp5cwqflljdag "


"C: \ Bill2_Software2 \ ProcessManager.exe "
"C:\Users\ILoveMac\AppData\Local\Bill2_Software\ProcessManager.exe_Url_5zikfar0bm1dv0mt2uwjnaz32gm50 "
This does not occur for any portable app.When do you think? Do you have the same thing at home with some folder?


A:AppData, random string in folder name

Hi Fifi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Quite a many programs create files and / or folders in AppData and / or ProgramData with unique names. Your example shows this program created a unique identifier containing an encrypted URL or information to be passed to a URL. Not knowing the program itself this unique string most probably contains a URL with your credentials or other program / user related information which is passed to browser when a certain link is clicked or page opened.

This is the same than for instance a unique ID string in a confirmation link sent to you when you join some web services, here for instance one I got just yesterday when I registered in a web service. They sent me a confirmation link to confirm my email address, link contains a unique identifier which when clicked takes me to a correct page with my credentials:

You notice the similarity? A unique identifier which when decrypted contains my information.

This is totally normal. You should leave all files and folders in AppData intact, there's a good reason why AppData is hidden by default.

A portable app is portable exactly because it does not need to store information needed to run the program locally (Program Files, AppData, ProgramData). That's why you do not see files for th... Read more

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I am a first time poster here, and have been looking around here yet cant seem to find the exact answer I am looking for. Sorry If I have missed something and this has been answered already....

Doing a fresh install on everything...

I currently have a 128gb Runcore Pro-V ssd, a 2TB RAID 0 array, and a 64gb SSD caching drive(32gb usable)....

I already have the document procedure to relocate the ENTIRE user account to the separate RAID/Storage array. However, I am interested in leaving the entire appdata/local/roaming folder on the caching SSD alone.


Well, as ive learned about user accounts, and SSDs with time, from relocating the entire user account, to leaving it all on the SSD, and just re-mapping the basic folders: docs, music, vids, event viewer, etc....

Ive noticed that now (currently how i have my system setup) that since ive moved the entire user account on the RAID side. There has been a minor slow down in performance, nothing huge, but its noticeable. - Yes I am a power user like this, and when you know something is capable one way, its hard to take a step back in performance.

Which leads me here, after alot of searches, and tinkering- I felt I should just finally ask...

Id like to have it setup as previously Stated,

-Runcore SSD will hold the OS and the couple major programs I use.
-Storage array will hold all the basic user account folders and project folders.
-Caching SSD containing ONLY the appdata/local/roaming folders (since these file... Read more

A:relocating appdata folder onto its own SSD drive

I recently built a new system, primarily for my recording stuiod, and used an SSD for the OS and my recording studio software. Everything else is on a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I have manually changed pointers, added folders, etc so that my libraries (documents, pictures, etc) are on the 1TB drive. Same way when I installed a program, other than my recording software, I installed them on the 1TB drive.

There is some instructions on doing at least some of what you want on this thread. I had asked the question and tried what was presented but I ran into problems and the reason I manually relocated items. I probably did something wrong or missed a step. What do I install on SSD

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Hi, I've recently shifted some stuff around on my hard drive to neaten things up, including moving the folders from "C:\users\<me>\appdata" to "T:\users\<me>\appdata".

I did it by right clicking the folders in their original location and using the location tab. I expected the other programs to be redirected there but some stuff needed setting up again. That's not the problem.

To delete the final files in the "C:\users\<me>\appdata" folder I created a new user called Admin and logged on, then deleted the appdata folder. When I moved back to my account to delete the Admin account I found that I could only change the password and picture in my account and the options with the security shields wouldn't do anything. In addition, the network and sharing center states "unknown: access is denied".

Also, aegisub is complaining about not being able change registry variables and whenever I change folder views they revert to whatever they were when I return.

My question: What the hell have I done and how do I fix it?

UPDATE: I can do shield stuff now, and the network and sharing center is working, despite the taskbar icon saying I'm disconnected. The folders still don't stay in the right view and I went into regedit and it told me the file for HKCU\Software\Classes\ (the one aegisub was looking for) couldn't be found. I'm gonna try restarting the computer

A:Errors after moving appdata folder

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my Libraries folder is missing from AppData. i'm showing hidden files.

this post says it should be found in /Users/<your username>/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/
Unable to create the file "New - Windows 7 Help Forums

How to restore my libraries folder? This happens every time i create a new Windows User Account, so there must be something wrong with the Account Template. How to fix?


A:Libraries folder is missing from AppData

Update, found the fix: right-click on the Libraries folder in windows explorer, and click "Restore default libraries".

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Antivirus always pops up with finding of either one of these two viruses. Both are located in my User folder and deleting them does nothing.
Already tried a full clean with Antivirus in safe mode which did find some files, but after I restarted my computer normally everything was there again.

A:Can't remove dwm.exe and indexer.exe in APPDATA folder

Welcome aboard

Please, complete all steps listed here:
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.


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The computer involved is using Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Office Professional Plus 2010.

I am having a problem I cannot find a solution to. I have one user at a clients location that has recently stopped being able to save excel files in their my documents. The my docs is being redirected to a server. The files open correctly and can be edited, but when save is clicked an error box says the document not saved. Using cntrl-shift-i I found the error code to be 100490. I can open any other file and save them just fine. And any new excel documents can be opened and saved correctly. The file can be saved into the same folder using save as is and the document is renamed. However, the user cannot erase the old file.

Doing some digging I made sure the trust zone was enable for the network path and trusted locations on a network were allowed. They had already been configured.

I checked for the windows update that microsoft reported could fix this problem and it was not installed. I went ahead and tried the hotfix, but it would not run because of the missing update.

I tried changing permissions and ownership. This where it gets strange the user has full control enabled on the folder. On any other folder or file I can right click and view the security tab. However, on the excel files when I click the security tab a red line is displayed that says "This file is currently not available for use on this computer." If I try to make a security change on a whole folder any excel fil... Read more

A:Cannot save excel files in a redirected folder unles I use save as

To resolve this problem, reinitialize the cache of offline files. To do this, follow these steps:Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
Point to New, and then click Key.
Type Parameters in the box.
Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Taken from Gray "X" on network share folder icon

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As I intimated in the title, is there a list of all the generic folder names like %appdata% and %systemroot%?


A:List of generic folder names, like %appdata%?

Open a Command Prompt. Type set and press Enter. That's the complete list.

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My new Dell desktop runs Vista Home Premium and has a 600GB internal hard drive.

My system backs up to an ext drive daily, and it looks like the Vista back-up app is ALSO stashing back up files on the internal hard drive under:

c:\users\pc\AppData\Local\Temp folder.

I deleted all these back up files, but they're coming back.

How do I keep them from coming back?

A:c:\users\pc\AppData\Local\Temp folder

those are temporary files that windows & other programs create because they are needed for certain operations.

Just one example, when my antivirus says an update is avilable, it is downloaded to the temp folder then installed from there.

The problem is they are never deleted, you either have to do it manually or download a program like ccleaner to clean them out.

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i recently had a hard drive that broke, i sent it in to a data recovery place and it was cloned onto a new drive. unfortunately the drive wouldn't boot windows so i bought another one and reinstalled vista onto it.

now everything seems fine but i want to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old hard drive to my new one. i also want to get my info from this sidebar tool app which has alot of data i've entered into it.

i know the firefox profiles are located at C;\users\username\appdata\roaming\blahblah

its easy to find on my new drive, but i'm looking on my old drive and there is no appdata folder what so ever.

i have my folder options set to show hidden folders, and i can see the appdata folder in the 'public' and 'default' folders on my old drive but not in my 'username' folder.

i've been searching on how to do this for hours, this is literally driving me crazy.

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I'm looking to delete files to free up some space in my C drive & i'd like to know which files are safe to delete from the AppData folder...thanks mucho!


The only files that really should deleted from AppData are the folders of programs that are no longer installed on your computer. The AppData folder generally doesn't take up very much room unless you are a program junky like me (I have only 99 and yes, I use them all at least once in a blue moon); even with as many programs as I have, my AppData folder is just under 1GB.

Assuming the 80GB drive you listed in your specs is your C drive, you may have issues other than the AppData folder causing the crowding. All that should be on that drive are programs and the OS. That's all I have on my C drive and it's only 56GB, which is actually quite high because I have a huge hyberfil.sys file (24GB) due to having 32GB of RAM (I can't reduce it or disable hibernation since my UPS uses hibernation to shut down my computer without loss of data in the advent of a power failure; if anything, I may someday need to increase it), and I could safely fit the contents of my C drive onto yours, albeit just barely (I'm assuming your C drive is a SSD; SSDs need at least 20-25% free space at all times to work most efficiently and reduce life shortening writes).

We need more information to be able to help you, such as what all do you have on your C drive?

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On my PC, I made a new user account for the rest of my family to use (I don't want to use a Guest account). The account type is just Standard. I recently noticed that my brother is lurking through my Application Data folder on my account using the standard user account I made for them.

So my question is: How do I restrict or deny access to my AppData folder so no other user accounts can get in there?

Thank you.

OS: Windows 8.1 x64

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i have a user name john, whose appdata\windows folder properties shows 1GB file size, but when i select all subfolders and right click properties, it only shows 500MB.

can i delete the this appdata\windows folder or not?????????????????

A:is it safe to delete windows folder in ..\jh\appdata

No, do not delete it, by any means. It is an important folder, and if you delete it, you will mess things up.

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I've a folder called Ethash C:\Users\Joakim\AppData\Local that keeps coming back (once deleted) and it keeps growing.
The internet tells me it's a miner of some sorts, I've been able to delete but it always returns.
At the moment it's quite big (two files: full-R23-0d8c40ac47b0766b (1,5GB) and full-R23-8f602dc7d86df0a7 (1,5GB))
At the moment I can't delete the folder, it's being used by explorer.exe (according to Process Explorer (sysinternals))
I did a scan on file and it's used by rthdcpl.exe
An extensive scan by an updated Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found nothing. Is it even malware? If not, what is it? Why is it so big?
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 20-06-2016 01
Ran by Joakim (administrator) on DESKTOP-F144KRP (23-06-2016 22:41:09)
Running from C:\Users\Joakim\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Joakim (Available Profiles: Joakim)
Platform: Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(ESET) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Ethash folder in Appdata\local keeps growing

I did some more investigating with ProcessExplorer and it looks like rthdcpl.exe was the culprit... strangely enough, Eset on my computer did not detect it because it's classified as PUP - not malware. I uploaded it to virustotal and turns out only 2 (out of 55!) says it's a miner. The folder has not re-appeared since I wiped it clean.

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Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor, 3.30 GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6800

Mine is seemingly a story of blunders. Yesterday I noticed malware called Conduit on my computer, specifically BackgroundContainer.dll (AppData/Local/ Conduit/BackgroundContainer/BackgroundContainer.dll). I quickly googled it, learned it was no good and, in my haste, deleted the entire Conduit folder (and, yes, removed it from the Recycle Bin as well). Then I went to Task Scheduler to remove the error from appearing at startup. While I was in Task Scheduler I thought I might as well clean up my startup while I'm at it and deleted a few other things. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly what I removed but it was stuff that didn't seem important, e.g. Java and Adobe update notifiers etc.

I can't say which of the above actions caused my problem or if I'm at the mercy of some virus but after said actions I soon realized that many programs would not open, most displaying an error. Steam gets stuck in an update loop, iTunes says it 'can't start because GNSDK_DSP.DLL is missing', MSIAfterburner says 'Failed to initialize display driver wrapper', Nestopia says 'found no valid display adapter' (most of my other emulators also give errors involving video plugins and the like). None of this has ever happened before. I've tried reinstalling many of these programs only to be met with the same errors. Booti... Read more

A:Programs Not Opening After Deleting Folder in AppData

I have win/7 pro, 64bit and iTunes runs
but GNSDK_DSP.DLL: Not found in AppData

AppData is (duh) for the applications. Deleting a folder within AppData should be fatal TO THAT application and that one only.

It is true that any EXE in AppData\* ... is suspect - - the app was not installed as an Admin OR it's a virus.

I do find several DLL files within AppData\* ... so these should be expected.

Uninstall and Rinstall of a failing application should resolve that app.

*Conduit* itself should be blamed for your existing issues.

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i recently had a hard drive that broke, i sent it in to a data recovery place and it was cloned onto a new drive. unfortunately the drive wouldn't boot windows so i bought another one and reinstalled vista onto it.

now everything seems fine but i want to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old hard drive to my new one. i also want to get my info from this sidebar tool app which has alot of data i've entered into it.

i know the firefox profiles are located at C;\users\username\appdata\roaming\blahblah

its easy to find on my new drive, but i'm looking on my old drive and there is no appdata folder what so ever.

i have my folder options set to show hidden folders, and i can see the appdata folder in the 'public' and 'default' folders on my old drive but not in my 'username' folder.

i've been searching on how to do this for hours, this is literally driving me crazy.

A:can't find appdata folder on old hard drive

Alright, when you're in your profile folder (C:\Users\Name), click in the location bar (where it says C:\Users\Name). Click again (or hit the right arrow key) to unselect the text in the location bar (don't type over it). Add the following: \Appdata and hit Enter.The location should now be C:\Users\Name\AppdataI always have to do this when I need in my Appdata folder.

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Is there any way to set the default save location folder for downloads in IE8 to the last folder that the same file type was saved in? It makes no sense to default to a single folder and have to browse through to the desired folder for every single download, so I assume there has to be an option somewhere.

A:Setting default save location to last save folder

Limited choice here. Pictures (right click, save picture as) will save to My Pictures. Else, right click save will save to the last folder used.

No other option by file type.

But,you can do this... Adding Entries to the Standard Context Menu

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Firstly, my employee's are running into a problem where they cant save their files because the file is "in use" according to windows 7.

What i've narrowed it down to is the fact that windows uses the files to display details or even a preview of the file whether it be a thumbnail or a window pane preview of the file or even simple details barring it from saving the file after it is opened, edited, and ready to be saved.

I have disabled all the obvious frills that might be conflicting such as: "file previews, show thumbnails etc." just cant quite get this resolved.

Also, windows 7 and its short term memory loss wont allow some of my employees to save their favorite folder views (I understand that windows 7 tried to implement a more functional window mode, allowing users to have multiple view for their different folders) but the "pick one and stick with it option" of "Apply to all folders" the obvious approach doesnt work. Or merely works for a few days then reverts. I've seen regedits about changing the "bag size" and such but that looks a little more involved than i want to get with the registry, also potentially affecting something in the process.

Any tips?

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Can't save large file to Windows & desktop. Keeps telling me I don't have room. Is there a setting in W7 that restricts file size on the desktop?


A:Can't save large file to W7 desktop

It's best not to download to your desktop. Can't remember the reason. Why not download to the download folder?

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Using my portable iRiver jukebox I recorded a two-hour appointment as an mp3 file. What I would like to do is burn only a 17-minute segment of the file to a CD-R. (I can't burn the whole file anyway since discs can hold only 80 minutes.) Aren't there programs available that would allow me to isolate and save a segment and then burn it to a disc? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who is familiar with this type of program.

A:How can I save only a segment of a large mp3 file?

MP3 Direct Cut.

There are other programs on the internet that do this as well. We have covered this topic in the past on the forums. Do a search on the forums for other programs that can do this as well.

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Under C:\Users\<username>\AppData, there are three folders.


Then under Local, there's Local\VirtualStore

What are the factors and considerations that Windows 7 uses when it determines and allocates a particular file/folder to one of the three main folders?

A:When does a file/folder go to AppData\ Local, LocalLow and Roaming?

Windows uses the Local and LocalLow folders for application data that does not roam with the user. Usually this data is either machine specific or too large to roam. The AppData\Local folder in Windows 7 is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

Windows uses the Roaming folder for application specific data, such as custom dictionaries, which are machine independent and should roam with the user profile. The AppData\Roaming folder in Windows 7 is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

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I ended up getting infected with some stupid virus and had to ultimately restore to a previous saved instance of my OS.

Since then my Owner/administrator account seems to have problems running applications and applying the appropriate permissions. Any apps that use the C:\Users\Owner\AppData folder no longer have permission to save files to this location and I cant for the life of me figure out how to fix it.

Any help?

A:Applications dont have permission to access appdata folder

No one has an answer for this?

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I have installed an application on the following path :

"C:\Users\Ron Wolpa\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" (this is the path I got by right clicking the application icon and selecting properties).

However I can?t find this location and Windows explorer only gives the following path :
\\RONWOLPA-PC\Users\Ron Wolpa\Application Data\microsoft (????)

How to access the folder \\RONWOLPA-PC\Users\Ron Wolpa\Application Data\Roaming ?

Thank you for your attention.

A:how access this folder C:\Users\Ron Wolpa\AppData\Roaming?

By right clicking the application icon, don't you get a selection, "Open file location"?
Clicking on that should open a window to the location where the exe file is located.

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Vista Home Premium (Not Basic)
This folder is full of log files, none newer than 10 months old. To my knowledge Rapport is not and has never been installed.  Any idea what this is and where it might have come from?

A:Trusteer/Rapport in my AppData/Local folder, A concern?

Hi john Did you ever use the program IBM Security Trusteer Rapport, or any other program from IBM on your system?List Installed ProgramsDownload MiniToolBox and move it to your Desktop;Execute it by double-clicking on it;Check the "List Installed Programs" checkbox;Click on the Go button;Once the scan is complete, a log will open.Copy/paste (select the Notepad, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste) the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Accidentally i removed the AppData files + some other files which i thought are useless [from hidden files]then when i started firefox all my bookmarks were gone + addone + theme . Please help me I bookmarked over 300 websites and i really need them . thanks

A:Firefox removed the bookmark after deleteing AppData folder

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Ever since I have been using Windows 8 I have noticed something odd about installing some applications.

About 95% of the applications I install default to either:

C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files (x86)

As the base folder for installation.

Every now and then, however, a program will have this folder as the base:


For example, I am installing the Opera email client right now and that's exactly what it did, used the AppData folder. Here is a pic:

Can anyone tell me why this happens and is there any way to fix it?

Thank you.


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I recently got a new computer with Windows Vista installed. Because I have to transfer some data from an external hard drive to my new computer, I need to know the location of my folder: C:Users/Darlene/Appdata. I have looked for it, but the "appdata" file isn't there. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thanks.

A:Can't locate my Users/Darlene/appdata file or folder.

What is it that you are transferring ti the "/Appdata" folder?

It is a hidden system folder that you should NOT be messing with.

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Hi all. I have this problem: every time the Windows 8 starts it seems that i loose the permissions to the temp folder. As a result some applications using that folder to launch (for example Google drive) fail giving me an error. Another example are some installation files not starting because the temp folder cannot be used.
So, i have always to go to temp folder and manually set the permissions to have all working.

What can I do?
Thank you

A:Set permissions to \<user>\AppData\Local\Temp folder

So, I googled your problem and it appears that others are experiencing a similar issue and the common denominator appears to be an Adobe Acrobat product. So, you might want to check out these links if you have Acrobat installed:

Can't install any applications. - Microsoft Community

Adobe Community: Acrobat replaces NTFS permissions of Temp folder

Good luck.

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My computer has been running slowly and I've been seeing a lot of network usage in the resource monitor by a process called 'uzfthqu.exe'. It exists in my C:\Users\Krzys\AppData\LocalLow\Unity\hmwmoxnfcm\Sbtsoixsumfr folder. I believe Unity was an old browser extension I once had, but the whole hmwmoxnfcm directory seems pretty sketchy. I tried renaming the file in safe mode but it seemed like it was redownloaded because when I rebooted the file was recreated after a period of time. I'd appreciate any help in removing this virus.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Krzys at 22:01:14 on 2014-11-24
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro  6.3.9600.0.1252.1.1033.18.6039.3583 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Fake Chrome virus in AppData/LocalLow folder

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
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Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
If the system has been used after topic creation time we need to take a look at fresh logs.
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Sca... Read more

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Following a re-load of Windows 7 all my data restored ok but I could not 'see' the PST which is in the Appdata folder. After a couple of attempts to restore to the original location I tried restoring the AppData folder only to another folder on the C drive. Although the Restore facility confirmed Appdata restored and the properties showed the new folder to be of considerable size, it appeared to contain no data. How do I make this 'hidden' data visible so I can restore my PST file from Outlook?

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

A:Solved: WIndows 7 Recovery - failed AppData folder & PST

If I understand you correctly, you cannot see the AppData folder?
This is a "hidden" folder by default.
To unhide it, open Control Panel >> Folder Options.
Click the radio-button for Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
Click OK.

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Hi everybody. I updated my OS to windows 8.1. I noticed that I wasn't able to use any windows app as a cross is appearing on every app. I was searching for solutions on the internet. I found some solution posted on a website which I followed but it actually made the condition worse. I somehow merged my appdata folder with another appdata folder. There has been no data lost but my computer became slow for some time and it hardly even booted. I booted to safe mood and used ccleaner to clean registry. Now the computer is running comparatively better but I need to reinstall some programs which got corrupted due to this. But now

whenever I try to access anything in Libraries it tells that I don't have the permission to do so. I can edit the permission of and then use that file but I think its better to ask for a solution here because I don't know why its asking for permission.I followed the solution posted on this website and fixed the windows store app and personal settings. But the cross is still appearing on all the apps including the windows store app and I am not able to run any other pre-installed app.

Thank you

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Hi i am running Windows 7 64-bit home edition and regularly clean out my cookies, temp folders from the tools button in firefox, i recently got UniBlue and did a scan and it read over 6,000 files in this folder "C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\" however when i go to my windows explorer and look for this file, i am cut off at ...\Microsoft\Windows\. There are 12 folders available for me to look through yet looking at the properties tab of \Windows\ shows over 120 folders in \Windows\ and most bugs like to hide in temporary internet files. Does anyone know how to unlock that file so i can do it myself?

No, clocking delete internet history,cookies, and recent files does NOT work in firefox or IE

A:Cannot open Temporary Internet Files Folder in AppData

Run Treesize Free -- see what it finds in the ...\low folder.

You should see \Content.IE5 folders (related to IE) + \AntiPhishing and possibly some temp files.

Regards. . .



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I am using Windows Vista and when using the sims livin large there are a few problems. To start when I make a family buy piece of land, when I get to the building part, the people are not there. Also the game won't let me save. Any suggestions?

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And be able to copy it back in case I need a restore or backup ?
I am now copying my C partition to a extra HDD. I do the same with my storage HDD. That goes to another drive as well. So I'd like to save both Partitions to a large drive in case of a crash,etc. It might be easier handling one large external drive then two like I do now.

A:Can I save Partitions from different drives to one large drive ?


Just copying the partition won't work. You need to image it. Try Macrium Reflect....its easy and flawless for this sort of thing. If you ever have a crash, all you need to do is restore that image back again. Store the images on an external HDD.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Imaging with free Macrium

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When using the Save As dialog box in Word 2003, it appears so large on the screen that you have to scroll down to find the save button.

How do you control the size of this dialog box?

A:Word 2003 Save As Dialog Box Too Large

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I am writing a program and wish to save user preferences in the AppData\Local directory, which seems to be the right place to do this. On some (but not all) computers I tested, the folders which I create with my C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\ directory
and the files that they contain are removed when I log out.
The same happens if I try to create a folder and a file: manually:
I haven't been able to find any mention of this problem on the Web.
Is there some sort of parametrization in Windows that controls whether files and folders are automatically deleted from this directory ?
Best regards.

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hey guys,

I was seeing this folder in my appdata folder for long time and seems it contains updates to chrome.
here is the full path, \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application.
it contains some other files and specifically two folders named, 17.0.963.56 and 17.0.963.79, which are named exactly as chrome versions.

and here is a snip of a inside that 17.0.963.79 folder,

my question is, as you can see, it has a folder named as installer and it contains files named chrome.7z(84mb) and setup.exe(1.4mb), can I use these files as standalone installer for chrome in later time or in different machine? I know downloading chrome isnt much of weight, but just the curiosity.

(Note: chrome is updated to latest version above. I tried clicking and running this setup.exe in windows but nothing happened. and inside that 7z file, it contains every file on this path, \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\17.0.963.79 contains.)

thank you all.

A:Info about folder in AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application


My guess is that you wont be able to install Google Chrome from these files. I believe they are just the update installers.

As you said Google Chrome doesnt carry much weight. Just save the installer onto your PC if needed.

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I really F***ked up my computer. I was messing about with themes and got a really cool looking one for my pc. But now for some reason when i Click "save as" or when i go File>open in programs like Itunes, the section of the explorer window that lets me choose the folder (where you can see music, pictures, documents and drives etc.) is completely blank. I reset as much as i could back to normal but its still the same. Can someone please tell me how to get the computer looking the way it did? I have windows 7 64bit. All help is appreciated. 

A:I cant choose a folder to save in when i click "save as". HELP!!

I was messing about with themes and got a really cool looking one for my pc. < Remove all apps / folders that contain these "really cool looking themes". Chances are that you installed a Non-compatible, or infected App.
As from the image you posted we note you are running a lot of cracks this often bring with it malware we dont support the use of cracked software
Thanks -

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I had this problem a couple of months ago and it seemed to go away and now is back. I am writing a users manual and its getting big (4.5mb). Before when the file got to about 1mb, whenever I tried to save it (using either save or save as) word would abort and i'ld loose everything. I got around it by keeping my sections to under 1mb.

I am now ready to turn the document over to operations for their use and couple of weeks ago merged all 8 sections into a single document to see if I could. I did and its just over 4.5mb. There is 290 pages, over 200 screen snapshots pasted in as pictures and its 372,241 characters long. I was editing the document with no problems. Then all of a sudden word started aborting again.

When I try to save, the progress bar moves almost all the way to the end, the light on the USB drive flickers and then word aborts. The error message I see is for

WINWORD.EXE - Application Error

The instruction at "0x30a917b1" referenced memory at "0x00000661". The memory could not be "read".

and when I click on ok to terminate I loose everything and end up with a .tmp file in my saved folder. Efforts to open the document again results in it being locked and I have to completely log off to free up the document.

I am on a DELL PRECISION 340 using windows 2000 (5.00.2195 Service Pack 4) and Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3). I have 1GB of memory.

I tried saving this to my desktop, not knowing if my usb drive was causing the problem an... Read more

A:word 2000 aborts with a large file save


Turn the document into a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat or any free PDF file creator. There are numerous.

Any printer will be able to work better with a PDF file in preference to MS Word. Especially when you have pictures etc in it, producing a large file.

With a large MS Word document you would be better saving the various chapters individually.

Word often has problems with large files.

How much memory & what processor speed.



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I have tried to look online for an answer to this but have not found anything.

We have many users logging in with a single mandatory roaming profile.  We have a new dictation program which saves temporary data to the AppData/local folder before uploading it.  If there are any problems with the upload the data sits in that folder
until it can be uploaded.

The problem occurs when a user of a mandatory profile (who is unaware of any upload problems) logs out, causing the appdata/local folder to be deleted.  (The folder is not actually deleted until the user next logs in overwriting the local profile.)

My two questions are:

1. Is it normal for the appdata/local folder to be deleted when the user logs off if they have a mandatory profile? (I haven't got any kind of profile cleanup, or the "delete cached copies of roaming profiles" GP turned on.)

2. Is there a way to prevent this folder, or a specific folder within it, from being deleted?

The AD controller is Windows Server 2008 R2 and the workstations are all Windows 7.

Thanks in advance!

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I've seen this problem reported elsewhere, but I haven't found a solution. I'm reinstalling Windows 7 Professional SP1 from scratch on a Dell Precision M4600 laptop. Yesterday, I went through the entire process of installing the OS, the drivers and running system update. After that was completed, I ran Disk Cleanup, whereupon I noticed a random folder being created in AppData\Local\Temp, which is almost a duplicate of the DISM folder in Windows\System32. This folder got created when I selected the option to clean up system files.

To be certain it wasn't being caused by one of the drivers or system updates, I reinstalled the OS again from scratch and checked again. It was there immediately after the first boot, so I suppose it's being caused by an update in SP1. Any ideas how to fix it?

I attached dism.log and here is the contents of the folder:

A:DISM Folder being created in AppData\Local\Temp by Disk Cleanup

Anyone have an idea what's causing this?

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Hi all! I was having browser issues (significantly slower than usual, was being re-directed to other sites during Google searches) and ran Ad-Aware Free. Ad-Aware found and quarantined 2 malware it said were a "high" threat level. They were:Win32.Backdoor.Papras Win32.TrojanDownloader.MufanomMy question now is: How do I safely remove them from my computer? How do I know when I'm no longer infected?Here's the full description of them + their location from the Ad-Aware LogFile: (I can provide the full Ad-Aware Log if you need it.)Quarantined items:Description: C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Temp\ setup.exe Family Name: Win32.TrojanDownloader.Mufanom Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 4513031 Family ID: 682430 MD5: e7efb17ef9b30bdd6c71d31e19543a48Description: C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Temp\bitsfpmp.dll Family Name: Win32.Backdoor.Papras Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 4388993 Family ID: 2338923 MD5: 0a9e249abaec4d742a944b2d6f884550Some other symptoms (I realize not all may be related):- I can no longer "see" my C:\Users\Liz\AppData\ folder when I'm in C:\Users\Liz\. I have to manually search for it.- I am being redirected when I do a Google search to incorrect websites when I click on a search result link. One of the URL's that comes up frequently (I've inserted a space after the first character so no one accidentally click... Read more

A:"Win.32.Papras" and "Win32.Trojan...Mufanom", missing %user%\appdata folder they were found in

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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Good day and thank you for reviewing this post.

I have entered the exact error in the subject line. Windows Vista HP 32 bit.

I have researched this error through Google and found LOTS of 'good' answers .... just none that have worked for me. I haveedited the registry, I have searched for and removed an Adobe folder after doing a %appdata$% search .... but I cannot seem to get ANYTHING installed on this machine w/o getting this error.

I am willing to bet I am dealing with some virus issues or residues, but I cannot install any software to help determine this. I have run AVZ4 and let it do its thing, and I have run Vipre and MWB scans on the hard drive when plugged externally into a sata to usb adapter and run from another computer.

I welcome any possible answers to this and will try each as they come to this forum and report back.

Thank you very much.

Don in Tucson
The Virus Slayer

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Hey there, mates.

Got this small issue, and can't find an answer. Sorry in advance if it's lame.

I have a setup with Windows 7 Pro and Outlook 2007 Pro. When receiving emails with attached emails and saving those attachments, Outlook always goes to a default folder (Say %userprofile%\Documents). Is there a way to force Olk2007 to point to last location an attachment was saved to? I thought it might be W7 issue, but couldn't get through on that front either. Ideas?


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PROBABLY EASIEST TO SKIP TO POST #3 for quick summary. @ Yard Dog has offered some help but feels this is over his head and asked other experts to step. Thanks for your help.

======= Older description - probably not necessary to read ===========
During the process of setting up and installing programs on new desktop, I accidentally deleted most of the subfolders under APPDATA and wish to know the best approach to recovering. The details below might be important/unique to my situation and hence influence your expert advice. Briefly my mistake had come about when changing the location of various standard folders e.g. My Documents My Music Dekstop from their default location of C:\Users\name\ to a similarly named sub-folder under D:\myname\ In doing the same thing for each of the 3 subfolders (Local LocalLow Roaming) of APPDATA I was unable to redirect APPDATA\Local, and decided to restore the other two subfolders to their default location and it is during that process that I did something that resulted in deleting a great deal of APPDATA.

Resources I had created:
1) Windows System Restore points from just before installing several programs a few weeks ago. (But some internet forum posts indicate that such restore points would not do anything about deleted APPDATA.)

2) Immediately prior to 1 above I made full backups of C drive as well as Image - Clone - ISO file of entire hard drive including D.
These are stored on an external USB drive; and I have not yet tried to look a... Read more

A:Restore APPDATA to default location fails; APPDATA deleted by mistake

Anyone? Assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!


A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.


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This problem has been happening recently,
whenever I try to open appdata folder directly by typing %appdata% by using Windows Logo + Q (or simply type it down after going to....metro menu, that's what it's called?)

stutters my Explorer.exe VERY BADLY, so that I can hardly move my mouse cursor.

Stutter happens only for moment, less than a minute usually, but appdata folder does NOT open.

When I make another attempt to open the folder using same method, folder still does not open, but explorer.exe restarts (probably crashes and automatically starts it again.) and then I can open the appdata folder normally using same method.

After all of these are done, I can open appdata folder with no problem unless I restart the laptop. Or restart explorer.exe before trying to open appdata folder.

I am assuming that one of the program that I've installed recently is causing the problem, but I can't seem to figure it out....

I've searched everywhere in Google, couldn't find an answer but one answer saying about using ShellexViewer to disable any extension attached to Explorer.exe.....but looks like it doesn't do the trick. Halp D:

A:Opening appdata by typing %appdata% in Win + Q restarts...

What happens if you switch to desktop first then press Winkey+r and type %appdata% in the Run box?

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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