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Trying to access old AppData folder after a reinstall

Last response: in Windows 7
January 11, 2013 7:51:29 PM

I recently installed an SSD in my PC, and did a fresh install of Windows 7 in the process. I unplugged the HD with the existing install of Windows 7 during the installation process, and plugged it back in after.

Now I'm trying to retrieve some settings for an app I had on my previous installation. But when I go to my old Windows 7 boot drive (now D: ) and try to access the AppData folder, it seems to be showing me the contents of my current AppData folder on C: instead.

Is this what Windows does? If so, is there any way around it, so I can retrieve the application data that I'm after?
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January 12, 2013 5:17:26 PM

"Is this what Windows does?"

No, or at least it shouldn't.

The only thing you should have to deal with is the "Access Denied" error because you are trying to access user folders & files that were created under a different user account. But you can deal with that by taking ownership of them:
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