Outlook 2007 AppData storage location in Win 7

When trying to move outlook.pst from a vista computer to a win7 computer I had what I thought to be some strange issues.  I eaisly located the .pst on the old computer in the C:\users\lauren\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook directory.  I wanted to paste this into the Win7 computer. In outlook 2007 on the Win 7 computer when I look under: Tools > Account Settings > Data Files, it shows the .pst file stored in; C:\users\lauren\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook, exactly the same location as on the vista computer.  However (on the Win 7 computer) when I open Windows Explorer and look at that directory there is no "AppData" folder listed!   I kinda solved this by copying my old .pst to "My Documents" and going into  Tools > Account Settings > Data Files and adding it as a new .pst file then making it the default and deleting the other one.  It appears to work fine.  What continues to trouble me is why can't I see the  C:\users\lauren\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook directory in Windows Explorer on my Win 7 machine?  It showed up just fine on the Vista computer.

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Last updated July 10, 2018 Views 2,658 Applies to:

Appdata is a hidden folder. 

Select Start (Orb)

Type Folder Options in the start search box. Hit enter

Select the View Tab.

Check show hidden filed and folders, and drives.



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