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Windows 7: C:\users\username\AppData\Local

24 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
C:\users\username\AppData\Local

I have a problem.
C:\users\username\AppData\Local

Under Local, I am expecting to see Application Data, instead I see some folders in strings.
They are all empty.

History :
Just yesterday, I did a restore to factory settings becuase I was unable to login on newly created user accounts.
see reference link :
User Profile Service Failed the Login User profile cannot be loaded

And now, while everything appears to be back to normal, I am facing this issue.
Need advice to ...
1. What are those empty folders ?
2. Are they safe to delete? I have a feeling they will reappear after deleted.
3. How do I get my Application Data folder back under Local ?
4. Are the 2 co-related ?
screenshot ....


Thank you.

t-4-2

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24 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Adding .............

sfc /scannow was done............. no integrety violation.

chkdsk /f/r was done. Report :
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 24/12/2011 1:06:07 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: t-4-2-PC
Description:


Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
307968 file records processed.

File verification completed.
148 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

0 EA records processed.

76 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
392368 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
307968 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 1835 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1835 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1835 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
42201 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34471120 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
307952 files processed.

File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
141498056 free clusters processed.

Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

609667415 KB total disk space.
43094544 KB in 240109 files.
152644 KB in 42202 indexes.
4 KB in bad sectors.
427995 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
565992228 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
152416853 total allocation units on disk.
141498057 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 b3 04 00 d3 4e 04 00 b8 2f 08 00 00 00 00 00 .....N.../......
41 01 00 00 4c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A...L...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi t-4-2

These are normal. I have 50+ at the moment. It is said they are related to windows live mail/messenger and you get one created every time you open those programs. If you check the dates you will find theres almost one per day. I delete mine every few months with no consequences.

Name:  1.JPG
Views: 2692
Size:  44.8 KB

The order of those folders looks fine to me AppData then Local

Danny


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24 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Thank you.
I have a different theory.
Some of those, if not all, are from MSE ( microsoft security essentials ). Eah time a MSE optional update is available, one empty folder is created.

Anyway, the more important question is ..... how to get Application Data folder back.

quote ...The order of those folders looks fine to me AppData then Local

I mean this one ......this is very much different from the other screenshot. Please compare, the content are not the same under Local.


t-4-2
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Thank you.
I have a different theory.
Some of those, if not all, are from MSE ( microsoft security essentials ). Eah time a MSE optional update is available, one empty folder is created.

Anyway, the more important question is ..... how to get Application Data folder back.

quote ...The order of those folders looks fine to me AppData then Local

I mean this one ......


t-4-2
Interesting you say its related to MSE as I'm not using it at the moment lol.There are loads of threads about those folders but no conclusive evidence of where there from but they all reiterate the fact they are safe to delete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Its a hidden protected operating system file I believe. - Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 2693
Size:  11.1 KB


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24 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Sorry, Show hidden files option is enabled.( If it wasn't, I would not have seen AppData after " username " ).
What I do not see is Application Data folder under Local.
Please view my 2 screenshots again.

C;\users\username\AppData\Local\ Application Data
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24 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Its a hidden protected operating system file I believe. - Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Attachment 189768
Thank you. I found it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You need to uncheck hide protected operating system files in folder options
Name:  Capture 1.JPG
Views: 27
Size:  56.2 KB
C:\users\username\AppData\Local-capture.jpg


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24 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted mate!!
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