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Windows 7: directory path in application save not found in windows explorer

09 Apr 2014   #1
bbxrider

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directory path in application save not found in windows explorer

I have an application that has a default path for config files, if you go to save or load a config file it comes up with it by default. However, I can't find it just showing in a win explorer directory tree or win explorer searching for it!!!!
how could this happen? how can I find the real file system / operating system path?

In the pic the save dialogue box path is: C\ProgramData\......


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09 Apr 2014   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

ProgramData is a protected system folder and is by default hidden. To show it you must either enable showing hidden system files and folders as told in this tutorial, or for a quick one time access type %ProgramData% in Explorer address bar and press Enter:
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Doing this shows the content of the ProgramData folder even though the folder remains hidden.

Kari


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09 Apr 2014   #3
bbxrider

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many thanks kari, your anger is awesome
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09 Apr 2014   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You are welcome!
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