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%LocalAppData%

New postPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:06 am
by 3ICE
Hi,

Good tutorial. I'd like to draw your attention to the existence of environment variables. Specifically %LocalAppData% - a very useful shorthand for "C:\Users\YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME\AppData\Local\"

So you could write:
"%LocalAppData%\Packages"
in the tutorial, instead of:
"C:\Users\YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\"

And turn this monstrous (20+)-steps step 1 into a 3-steps step 1:
Open Explorer
Copy-paste "%LocalAppData%\Packages" into address bar and Go (Press enter)
Find 4DF9E0F8.Netflix_...
Continue from step 2

Also variables help us more professional users who are bothered by things like "YOURWINDOWSUSERNAME" (Having to delete it and replace it with our username before we can execute the cd command, specifically is annoying.)

To be on the safe side, just give both versions of the path. Your original, expanded one, and my shortcut.

By the way this is how I came up with the number 20 in "(20+)-steps":
Open Explorer
Go back to My computer or This PC (Because explorer might open favorites, recent, frequent folders, or quick access by default)
Find [C:\]
Double click it
Find [Users]
Double click it
Figure out which one is yours...
Wrong choice, go back and try another
Found it! Double click
Find [AppData]
Wait... Why is there no AppData?
Oh it's a hidden folder!
Turn on the display of hidden items (This means an additional number of steps, hence the "+" in "20+")
Find AppData now that you can see hidden stuff
Double click it
[Local] is easy to double click
Find [Packages]
Double click it
Find [4DF9E0F8.Netflix_]...
Continue from step 2

Sincerely,
Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

Originally posted as a comment on reddit, but one cannot trust third party social networks to honor anything. Stuff gets deleted all the time (just because the OP erased their topic, all comments should not automagically implode as well. Damn stupid)