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I am having problem with a user account on a Windows 7 machine (local install, admin user account)

APPDATA and LOCALAPPDATA environment are not set. Another user on the same machine, (also a local account, but without admin rights) has the variables set. This started to happen recently, however, I can not figure out if there was something installed on the machine to cause this. This is creating issues with applications that are trying to expand the variables to store local files.

Thank you for the help.

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Probably because it's APPDATA and LOCALAPPDATA. Although all sane Windows programs are supposed to find the path either by CIDL or KnownFolders‌​, and environment variables should not be necessary. – grawity Jan 18 '11 at 13:21
I've corrected the original question, that was a mistype – Timur Fanshteyn Jan 18 '11 at 15:53
So what is the question? Is there some difficulty re-setting those variables? – kreemoweet May 3 '12 at 19:08

Trying backing up the local users important files, delete their user profile and account. Then, recreate the user account and see if the variables are set correctly?

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This would be hard to do since this is the admin user on the system. This is a simle home desktop (not a corporate PC). So user setup is very simple. – Timur Fanshteyn Jan 18 '11 at 20:19

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