Where are the program data files?

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  1. derm318

    derm318 New Member

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    I am moving data from an old XP computer to a new Vista OS computer. When I try to find the folder for appdata on the Vista computer, supposedly in my user folder, I cannot find it. Is it somehow hidden, and if so, how do I view this folder?

    Norman
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Do you mean program files?
     
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    No, I mean the application data files that, in XP were in the allusers/appdata folders. There is a similar name in the user folder in Vista, but I cannot see it when I go to the user folder.
     
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    The only one available to you in Vista is Users-Username-Appdata.
    What you are attempting seems a little difficult and (I don't think) may not work. Why don't you try the "Windows easy transfer" facility. On my very first Vista installation it worked like a charm.
     
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    When I tried to use Easy Transfer from my XP machine, the files were saved in a format which Vista did not recognize. Any tips on how to use this utility would be appreciated.

    Norm
     
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