Where Can I Find Application Data folder in Windows 10?

The Application Data folder contains information from applications such as settings, temporary storage (normally this happens in the Temporary Folders but some applications do it in the Application Data folder). Sometimes a problem can have issues/problems which can be resolved by removing the application data folder contents, however, you should never just do this because it could cause more issues.

In this article we will show you how to find the Applications Data folder in Windows 10, all steps in this article also work for Windows 7, however, some settings might look different.

The application data folder is located here: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData

Access the Application Data Folder using Windows Explorer

The easiest method of accessing your Application Data folder in Windows 10 or in Windows 7 is by using Windows Explorer. You can do this following these steps

1. Open Windows Explorer

2. In the address bar type the following command %AppData% and hit enter.

The Application Data folder should now open.

Access the Application Data Folder using a Run Command

The second method of access your application data folder is using a run command. You can do this by following these steps:

1. Hit the Windows and R key at the same time on your keyboard or right-click the start button and choose Run.

2. Once the Run window is visible, type Explorer %AppData% and hit enter or click on OK.

3. The Application Data Folder should now be visible.

Yuri Pustjens
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Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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