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Open Appdata folder from Run window

In Windows 7/Vista a  user can open his/her application data folder by running the command ‘appdata’ from Run window.

This command opens up the container folder where the local appdata folder and roaming appdata folder are stored. To open local appdata folder you need to run %localappdata% from Run window. To open roaming appdata folder we can use %appdata% command.

In Windows XP, you need to run the command %appdata% in run window to open appdata folder. There are no separate folders for local and romaing data in XP.

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  • Anonymous October 19, 2010, 11:42 am

    This doesn't work (XP Home) – it should be:


  • Techblogger October 19, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the comment. The post is updated with the right commands for XP and Windows 7.

  • Rebecca July 12, 2016, 5:06 pm

    I can’t open a folder in my iPad

    • Srini July 13, 2016, 2:58 am

      This post is for Windows OS, not for ipad/mac.

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