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Windows 7: Run %appdata%

23 Feb 2011   #1
kevvyb

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Run %appdata%

Hi

I used to run %appdata% from the run command on the start menu. Recently when I try this I am presented with the run program with dialogue rather then the required folder just opening as it always did.

Can anyone tell me what has happened?

I have tried choosing Windows Explorer as the application with whcih to run the command to no avail.


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23 Feb 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you just go to C > Users > Your name > AppData. Note that is a hidden folder. You have to set it to "show" in Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View.

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23 Feb 2011   #3
pbcopter

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

Are you entering it in the Start search box or Run command?
I just type %appdata% the start search box.
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23 Feb 2011   #4
kevvyb

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
Why don't you just go to C > Users > Your name > AppData. Note that is a hidden folder. You have to set it to "show" in Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
Primarily because I don't like having hidden folders/files displayed all the time and it's a easier to do this than change the explorer config every time I want to access app data.
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23 Feb 2011   #5
kevvyb

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
Are you entering it in the Start search box or Run command?
I just type %appdata% the start search box.
Now I feel stupid

Works in the search box!!


Thanks, that's what I must have been doing before.
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23 Feb 2011   #6
kevvyb

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Works in the run command box without the %%
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