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Windows 7: How do I access App Data/Local/Temp folder?

24 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How do I access App Data/Local/Temp folder?

There is a possible malware file in this folder that I want to delete but I can't access the folder. How do I do it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2013   #2

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Welcome to the forum,

This will show you how to get to that,

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We have malware experts to help as well if you need that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Are you using a user account with administrator privileges?

I can access the folder without any issues.

If you can't see the folder, you need to go to Tools/Folder Options/View and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files." Also, under "Hidden files and folders" check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives."

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks derekimo and tjg79. Your suggestions worked and I deleted the file.
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24 Sep 2013   #5

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You're welcome.
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