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Windows 7: All users Application Data

01 Mar 2011   #1
woodart

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
All users Application Data

I need to access the "Application Data" folder under "All Users" and have been unable to do so. Initially I was denied permission so I changed ownership of the folder but now instead of an "access denied" message, it simply opens the main "All Users" directory in a new window without entering the "Application Data" folder.

How do I get around this?


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01 Mar 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You've set this setting here yet?

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01 Mar 2011   #3
woodart

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yep. As well as un-hiding protected OS files.
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01 Mar 2011   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Application Data is not a real folder but a junction to allow legacy applications to interface with the Windows 7 folder structure.

It points to C:\ProgramData

What are you trying to do?
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01 Mar 2011   #5
woodart

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Microsoft's Flight Simulator X stores one of its main .cfg files there and I need access to manually edit it.
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01 Mar 2011   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then the location you need will be found in C:\ProgramData

Try looking in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX

Also All Users is a symbolic link to C:\ProgramData as well
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01 Mar 2011   #7
woodart

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Great... that's exactly what I needed.

Many thanks!
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01 Mar 2011   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome. If it is not there try

C:\Users\(your user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX
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01 Mar 2011   #9
woodart

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

That is exactly where it is. For some reason, FSX copies an "dummy" file ot the original default .cfg file to the "Unsername/AppData/Roaming/FSX folder" that is not used at all by the application. The actual working file is the one in the folder you directed me to.
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01 Mar 2011   #10
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Great, I'm glad it worked out.
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