How do I find the Application Data in Windows Backup

I have a file in C:\Users\All Users\Application Data\Peters Software\KeyedAccess\v4 on my Windows 7 machine, but I can’t find the Application Data folder in my Windows Backup files on my external drive.

Can anyone help?

Huge thanks in advance.
Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAsked:
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Christopher Jay WolffWiggle My Legs, OwnerCommented:
Hi CRB1609.

Did you try restoring your backup, (without actually restoring it) to see you have a folder and its contents missing, and all other files are there?

Files and folders have attributes assigned to them as you may know.  The "archive" attribute or flag, is used to mark files and folders for backup and restore.  Could the following have happened... Your are getting incremental backups done,  meaning your first backup was comprehensive, then subsequent backups are smaller because the archive flag says the file was backed up and has not changed since the last backup?  So if you look at an older backup, is your "Application Data" folder there?  Does the data in "Application Data" change often or ever?


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The "All Users" and the "Application Data" folders both aren't actual folders within Windows 7. They are really only directory links (similar to desktop shortcuts) that point to the actual folder.

The actual folder to which "All Users" is pointing to is "\Users\Public".

The "All Users\Application data" link normally points to "\ProgramData\". So in your mounted backup file navigate to the actual folder i mentioned above to find your files.
Sorry, there's a mistake in one of the links above. Both point to the same location (\ProgramData), and not one of them to "\Users\Public".
Rindi talks about the mounted backup - did you already mount it? The largest file in the backup folder is a virtual hard drive and can be accessed after attaching it in disk management. Then, you can browse it normally as you would with c:
Clive BeatonAccess DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everyone.
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