Missing App Data Folder

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  1. DonC

    DonC

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    Trying to fix a problem in Chrome Bookmarks, I discovered that I couldn't "see" the App Data folder in my user account. Finally found a way to get to the folder and every thing seems to be fine with it when I open it directly. But when I go the easy route, C:\User\>>>etc, I can't see the folder to open it up to find other files.
    On 1 Sep., I had to do an "InPlaceUpGrade" to fix a problem that MS could not fix/explain using the Chat box and remote control of my computer. Don't know if that has anything to do with the disappearance of my App Data folder. Thinking about doing a System Restore, but don't know if will restore the App Data folder, or as the name seems to say, just the system files/folders.

    Lost In Space Again
     
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    AppData is typically a hidden folder change your folder view by unchecking the box below

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    Thanks Trouble,
    Didn't think of the hidden file/folder setting. The "InPlaceUpGrade" must have changed my prior selection from months ago. MS tech said the procedure would leave all my data, including all files and folders, intact and safe. I wonder which other 'settings' it restored to the default selection.
    Thanks again for your time and assistance.
    DonC
     
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    They can do that, and.....
    It can sometimes seem very random.
    Data, files and folders seems about right, but.....
    That setting is a native Windows OS setting and would probably be impacted by an upgrade / repair of the OS.
     
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