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Windows 7: Run:= %APPDATA% ... strange result

05 Nov 2013   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Run:= %APPDATA% ... strange result

When I type "%APPDATA% ... in Run > Enter
I get this result. "Favorites" in navigation pane has nothing to do with "%appdata%"
Why doesn't the navigation pane reflect the path "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming" ?

Run:= %APPDATA%  ... strange result-crap-result.png

Should I be adding a switch (or something) to the %appdata% string to open the navigation pane as displayed in the address bar ?

File Properties:- (•) Show all files, folders and drives ... as True

Am I doing something wrong or is there a WinExp setting that must be tweaked ?
Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM
UI:=Classic Shell Start + Classic Explorer

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hello GrayGhost,

If I understand you correctly.

Try this: Start Orb>In the Search programs and Files box, type %APPDATA%, hit Enter key, or click on Roaming.

(Winkey+R) Run>type, %APPDATA%, select OK... should work.

Try this to attempt repair:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps,
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05 Nov 2013   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Russell,

No worries. It's only a setting, and there's nothing that needs to be repaired.

That's perfectly normal by default since you opened to that location directly using an environmental variable. The location in the address bar in explorer is the true current location.

To have the proper folder selected in the navigation pane for this, you would only need to check the Expand to current folder option in the navigation pane settings like in the tutorial below.

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Hope this helps, :)
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05 Nov 2013   #4

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hi Brink :)
Thank you for your response
I already have ...
[ ] Show all folders <<< unchecked
[x] Expand to current folder <<< checked

... but Run:= %appdata% still does not expand the navigation pane

Just checked my settings in Classic Shell (Explorer)
- "Auto navigate to selected folder" setting
- changed from "Default" to "Always"

Run:= %APPDATA%  ... strange result-classic-shell-explorer.png

While this has not "fixed" my original request...
  • I can live with copying the address string into a fresh WinExp > Enter ... to get nav-pane to respond
    when I look in the mirror each morning I realise nothing is perfect!
  • You have helped me resolve not-auto-navigating-to-selected-folder
    I use navigation keys to move through navigation pane, in preference to mouse movements.
Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Good news so far. You could use this below instead to see more of the path, but it will still open the same if opened from the Run dialog.

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05 Nov 2013   #6

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
but it will still open the same if opened from the Run dialog.
Yes you are right.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
... returns the same as %appdata%
... as does "%UserProfile%\AppData

Instead of using "Run" I get perfect result with WinExp > AddressBar:=%appdata% ... then "Enter"

Once again thanks for your help :)
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