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What is a LocalLow folder?

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    What is a LocalLow folder?

    In my AppData folder I have three folders: 1)Local 2) LocalLow 3) Roaming.
    Is the LocalLow folder serving any purpose?

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    Hello Idahjo,

    I found this that helps answer what they are for.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955555

    Windows uses the Local and LocalLow folders for application data that does not roam with the user. Usually this data is either machine specific or too large to roam. The AppData\Local folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data folder in Windows XP.

    Windows uses the Roaming folder for application specific data, such as custom dictionaries, which are machine independent and should roam with the user profile. The AppData\Roaming folder in Windows Vista is the same as the Documents and Settings\username\Application Data folder in Windows XP.
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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    Thanks SHAWN, you are a gold mine

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    You're welcome Idahjo.

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    That was a short fix.

    %^$*%^ thing just keeps coming back!

    I was checking LocalLow out originally and thought I would be wise and just scoot it to the desktop so I could put it back if it needed it. It allowed me to scoot it to the desktop, and recreated another LocalLow file in the AppData where it came from.
    I have downloaded the program from the tutorial that creates the "TAKE OWNERSHIP" tab. With it I can delete the LocalLow folder from the desktop by stripping it to the trash from the inside out, then dumping the trash. Have even tried changed the folder names and it keeps returning to 'haunt' me!

    From Brinks tutorial I see it must be one of those TRUSTEDINSTALLER buggers... now that I have it stuck on my desktop how do I get rid of it?

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    Not sure why you moved it since it is a system folder, but you might try to Move it back to it's original locaction to see if that may help.

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not sure why you moved it since it is a system folder, but you might try to Move it back to it's original locaction to see if that may help.
    That would be two of us! I [admittedly] have a limited computer knowledge and work [obviously to hard at it] trying to increase my knowledge. I read some about getting rid of unnecessary clutter to speed the start up. I was nosing around and spotted this unfamiliar folder that I did not recall seeing on some screen-shots of others. Sooo... what I said above!

    It won't go back as it was done awhile back and the AppData file created a new one to replace it. 'Should have been named the Frankenstein file!
    ..REALLY SCREWED-UP, HUH?

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    LOL, well your not learning if you not breaking something.

    If it hasn't been to long ago, then you may be able to do a System Restore using a restore point dated before you moved it to see if that can fix this.

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    LOL, well your not learning if you not breaking something.

    If it hasn't been to long ago, then you may be able to do a System Restore using a restore point dated before you moved it to see if that can fix this.
    Trouble is that applies when you are young enough to remember to not do it again... when you get older, you ask yourself "did I do that before or didn't I ? ...Where did I put that whatchacallit??"

    {Didn't think so, but] I had a system restore point that went back far enough, so it got dumped! THANKS Brink!

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    Re: What is a LocalLow folder?

    LOL, I hear that. I think I had broke everything at least a few times or so. I think.

    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out.

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