Where Can I Find Application Data folders in Windows 7?

Adobe Illustrator has developed a problem.  I have downloaded a replacement  dll from their site, but the instructions tell me to delete a file found in  Windows XP:  {drive}\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe  Illustrator CS4 Settings\  which I cannot find the equivilant Windows7 location?

Simply replacing the dll file did not cure my problem so I assume this final step is neccessary.  I did find an app data folder in my user folder but it is empty.

I am trying to restore access to "preferences" in Illustrator, which seems to have locked me out.  The other apps in CS4 allow access to their General Preferences - this is a newly developed problem only with Illustrator.

 

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Last updated December 11, 2018 Views 979,750 Applies to:
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Best way to find stuff like that is to use system variables.

 

Open Explorer and type

 

%appdata%

 

And hit enter. You'll go to the Application Data folder. Same goes for other system wide folders, like %temp%, %programdata%, etc

To see a list of system-wide folders published as variables, open a command prompt and type "set"

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Enable viewing of hidden files and folders, and look in these folders:

   C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\Adobe\...
   C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\...
   C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\...

 


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