How to find and open the AppData folder on Windows 10

When an app is installed on Windows 10, it saves files in two different locations; Program Files or Program Files (x86), and AppData folder. This is true for most apps, but some apps will only be installed in the AppData folder, while others will install only in Program Files or Program Files (x86), and not in AppData. The AppData folder is unique to each user and contains app-specific settings for the user. It has three sub-folders; Local, Local, and Roaming.

Open AppData folder on Windows 10

Opening the AppData folder on Windows 10 is simple. You can open it from a user’s folder, however, the AppData folder is hidden by default, even if you’re inside a user’s folder, you won’t see it unless you choose to show hidden files.

Show hidden files / folders

On Windows 10 it is easy to show hidden files and folders.

  1. open file Explorer.
  2. Go to Look at the tab.
  3. Enable / check hidden items folder.

1. Open User Folder

Now that you have enabled hidden objects to show on Windows 10, you can open your user folder, and access the AppData folder.

  1. Tap on Win + R keyboard shortcut To open the run box.
  2. In the run box, Enter a period . And tap the Enter key.
  3. The user folder will open.
  4. Look for AppData folder. Its icon will fade. Double-click to open it.

appdata folder windows 10

2. direct access

Users can also open the AppData folder directly. It is not necessary to go through the user folder.

  1. Tap on Win + R keyboard shortcut To open the run box.
  2. In the run box, Enter %AppData%, And tap the Enter key.
  3. A new The File Explorer window will open in the roaming folder of AppData.
  4. Press ‘AppData’ folder in the location bar To go to the main AppData folder.

Delete folder in AppData

AppData should never delete the three main subfolders ie Local, Local, and Roaming. However, folders under these folders can be deleted, make sure you do not plan to use the app that is for a certain folder. If you uninstalled an application, it is safe to remove its folder from AppData.

The conclusion

AppData is only difficult to access if you do not know that it is a hidden folder. Once you anhydrate it, you can access it fairly easily. You can also pin on Quick Access in the navigation bar in File Explorer, create a desktop shortcut for it, and if it needs to be accessed frequently, pin it to the Start menu. Remember that this folder is created for each user set on a system and the contents of the folder will vary from user to user.

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