AppData

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AppData environment variable points to the base location of where applications should store their data by default. It is up to the author as to what the application should store here, or if they choose to use this folder at all. This is a subdirectory of the user's profile folder. [1]

echo %AppData%
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming

Default value

The default value of AppData environment variable depends on the operating system. In Windows XP the default value of AppData environment variable is C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data, while on Windows Vista & Windows 7 it is C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming.[2]

See also

AllUsersProfile | AppData | CD | ClientName | CmdCmdLine | CmdExtVersion | CommonProgramFiles | ComputerName | ComSpec | Date | ErrorLevel | HomeDrive | HomePath | LocalAppData | LogonServer | Number Of Processors | OS | Path | PathExt | Processor Architecture | Processor Identifier | Processor Level | Processor Revision | ProgramFiles | Prompt | Random | SessionName | SystemDrive | SystemRoot | Temp | Time | Tmp | UserDnsDomain | UserDomain | UserName | UserProfile | WinDir


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