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We are building an application for Windows 7 that creates some data files that the user will occasionally want to review and a log file that we might need for support. Our first version is writing the files to USER\APPDATA\LOCAL\ourprogam folder. I thought we had solved our problems until I installed it in a user account that is not an administrator and now I can't find the folder and don't see a way to make it accessible to the user.

So my question boils down to how do I get access to the APPDATA folder in Windows 7?

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What is your question? – soandos Jul 27 '11 at 13:37
@Burch If you solved it, you can answer your own question by using the "answer your question" button below. Don't put the answer into the question please. – slhck Jul 27 '11 at 13:38
@KCo Why, if I may ask? A problem with not seeing a folder in Windows doesn't belong here? – slhck Jul 27 '11 at 13:39
@slhck Because installer routines and how they work are more up their ally. – KCotreau Jul 27 '11 at 13:47
@KCotreau That's not what Programmers is about. – Sathya Jul 27 '11 at 15:20
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As you already said, the problem is in settings under Windows Explorer -> Organize -> Folder and search options -> View -> under Hidden files and folders check Show hidden files, folders and drives.

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