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restore user specific data to newly installed apps??

by xquant / January 20, 2014 6:11 AM PST

i recently lost a computer(mother board failure)but the hard drive is in tact and i can access with a SATA to usb device. have another computer up and running win 8. i am wondering how i find and transfer user specific data for instance i have a typing tutor program my wife and i both use we have different user names and have progressed differently. once i reload applications what do i need to move from the old hard drive to restore those applications to the earlier state with all user data, id, preferences, application progress etc.
is this data located in each applications folder or stored in separate locations throughout win 8
thanks in advance

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Re: user specific data
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 20, 2014 6:24 AM PST

Have a look in the Appdata>Local and Appdata>Roaming folders in your profile. That's where that kind of data is located in Windows 7, and I expect it to be the same in WIndows 8, especially for desktop programs. Not sure about modern-style-tile-apps.

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If you can remember file names...
by wpgwpg / January 20, 2014 6:29 AM PST

...you can bring up Windows Explorer (File Manager) and do a search.

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thank
by dodo2014 / January 21, 2014 1:14 AM PST

that was usefull thank you

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