- Power modes
- Desktop backgrounds
- Web browser favorites
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Screen resolution
Seamlessly Replace a Computer by Copying These 3 Folders
This is the most obvious folder to copy since it is the default location for saved files. This folder contains documents, photos, videos, and music and should have nearly all files saved locally. This folder is easy to access, listed in the Start menu, and pinned as a shortcut in a Windows Explorer window.
To navigate to the AppData folder:
- Open Windows Explorer
- Expand the local disk (C:)
- Expand the Users folder
- Click on the appropriate user folder
- The AppData folder should be listed in the right panel
NOTE: If you do not see the AppData folder listed, you will need to change the folder options to show hidden folders. To do this, open the Control Panel, click on "File Explorer Options". In the File Explorer Options window, click the View tab. Under the "Hidden files and folders" heading select "Show hidden files, folders, or drives" and click the OK button.
One last thing worth mentioning is checking where application data is stored if you have any propriety programs. Not all programs store information in the AppData folder. Most software applications will tell you where their data is being stored. For example, pressing the F2 button in QuickBooks reveals where the file is being stored.
As always, having the information to accomplish something in the most thorough manner can make all the difference!