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Why are there two application data directories?

C:\Documents and Settings\bob\Application Data

C:\Documents and Settings\bob\Local Settings\Application Data

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Something like that occurs when you have a roaming profile. The files in the Local Settings folder will not be copied to the server. Although I always thought that the local settings folder was stored inside the Application Data folder.

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I guess since i'm not on a domain, it makes no difference.. but why does OE, while it stores the address book in the roaming one . It stores the emails, *.dbx, in the local one? – barlop Sep 15 '10 at 23:26
I'm not really an expert on Outlook Express. But perhaps they didn't design it for roaming profiles. Since Microsoft makes an expensive Outlook that's designed for that purpose. – Smetad Anarkist Sep 16 '10 at 11:12

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