where to find these files in Vista Home Basic?

nickg5
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Windows Vista:
File Location:
C:\Users\ for Windows Vista.
C:\Users\ProfileName\AppData\Local\Temp for Windows Vista.
C:\ProgramData\ for Windows Vista.
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming or C:\Users\\AppData\Local.

Would the above be hidden files?
I'm not finding the program data file or the AppData either.

Thanks.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Commented:
From a command prompt, type (the folders you end up in will be the ones you want):

for C:\Users type cd %userprofile%\..
for C:\Users\ProfileName\AppData\Local\Temp type cd %temp%
for C:\ProgramData\ type cd %programdata%
for C:\Users\AppData\Roaming type cd %appdata%
for C:\Users\AppData\Local type cd %appdata%\..\local
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Commented:
Appdata and ProgramData are both Hidden Folders.....

Turn on your Hidden files in Folder Options....
I opened hidden files.
In C:\users
I see owner and public.
Within those, I do not see Appdata or ProgramData.
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I do not think this is what I'm looking for either, as far as locating the folders.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial147.html
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Commented:
I've explained how you can change into them.  If you can provide more context, for example HOW you are looking for them (command prompt, Explorer, another program....) we may be able to more quickly provide a solution and have a better understanding of what's going on.  Screen shots would also be helpful.
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You can type it in as mentioned earlier...

Are you doing this from a command prompt?
I do not know how to do screen shots, tried once and the wrong thing got posted here on EE and the mods had to remove it quickly.
I am not using a boot disc.

I'm opening what seems to be:
My Computer, then the drop down window under "organize" and then "show hidden files" > apply > ok > computer folder > local disk C:
There are the program folder and program data folder.
Within those are numerous folders.

I think the above is "Explorer," not sure.
Normally, what I know to be a command screen is black and I do not think that is what I'm loking for.
The people who told me to locate and remove some files, skipped town.

I'm starting with the basic stuff which is the files or folders in the text of my question.
You need to look in c\:documents and settings, there you will find all the extensions your looking for for each user.
You will see administrator,all users,default,default user and the name of your computer look in the one that is the name of your computer.
joinaunion:
I'll look in there.
I'm looking for the existence of some files, and just looking around.
Not taking any action at this point, if some specific files are found in the locations from the top.
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Go back to Folder Options and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" as well...
I found them, and the specific files looking for, were not in there.
I did find other files that I have no use for, and deleted them.

my websearch > which my sister said ruined her computer.
fun web products > which is some spyware.

I deleted all that.

thanks
No prob,glaad to help.
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Be careful on deleting things under %appdata%. Especially if you are not 100% sure what they are for...

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