Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Windows Vista virtualized folder location

After having problems finding this in a search, I thought I'd create a post for it. If you've downloaded something in Vista, and then couldn't find it aftewards, it's likely stuck in the virtualized desktop folder. This is in place for security reasons, but I'm not going to get into them here. The only way I've found to access this location is to manually type the full path into either the Run command, or put it in the Explorer address bar. The full path is:

C:\Users\ADMIN\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Virtualized

But you'll want to replace "ADMIN" with your username. If you do use the Run command for this, be sure to put it in quotes. The spaces in the path will cause an error otherwise.

The original post that provided the answer can be found on TechNet.

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