Windows 10: Issues with multiple programs stemming from Appdata sub/folder

  1. Posts : 4
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       06 May 2018 #1

    Issues with multiple programs stemming from Appdata sub/folder

    Hey everyone,

    So I booted up today and for a while my chrome has been completely unable to open so as a substitute I've been using chrome canary, today I was looking up some more troubleshooting for chrome and found one about changing the name of a chrome folder located in the local appdata folder, so i go to the users folder and change the settings to display all hidden folders, this takes 5 minutes and at the end it says there was an issue with one file that it wasn't able to make it visible, I click okay and now all of my desktop icons and the users folder have all disappeared, I go through window settings and make everything visible and the icons and users folder reappears.
    After this i decide to system restore however it doesn't work due to an error code (0x80070005), I then follow multiple trouleshooting guides for that and none of them work until I bootup in safe mode and it finally works, except now chrome still doesn't open, firefox does open due to issue with "XPCOM", and discord doesn't open due to "EPRERM: operation not permitted, open Appdata\Roaming\discord\tray.png", i.e. another issue stemming from AppData,

    Thanks for any help
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,717
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       06 May 2018 #2

    Hi Torchy2.

    First I would not be counting on System Restore. Try Macrium Reflect, free, reliable and member recommended. I would take it a step further and split your your data into a separate partition. Then you can backup each, system and programs or data as required.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    You didn't mention what version of Win 10 you are on. There is a known issue with Win 10 V1803 and Chrome. I believe they are trying for a fix to be included in CU on May 8th.

    For Firefox and Discord I would uninstall and re-install. For Firefox keep your personnel data.

    Interesting that when you said show hidden file it could not process one and discord has an issue with a "tray" picture (one file).

    I might also run chkdsk /F on c:, shouldn't take 5 minutes. Have your data backed up. Windows does strange and wonderful things.

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