After Effects 22.4 creates an Appdata folder on my Win11 desktop.

Explorer ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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I do not want this! It is MY desktop! All the folders in it are empty. So I always have to delete it.
How can I/you fix this, please?

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Error or problem , Resources , Scripting , User interface or workspaces

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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The appdata folder is exactly the folder where apps are supposed to put their files. The extensions I developped for Ae, for example, store all images for their user interfaces in that folder. Are you sure that the Appdata folder is empty? Maybe the files inside of it are just hidden.

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Explorer ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Hi!
the Appdata folder contains (with "show hidden items" checked)
Roaming
Adobe
Common
LUTs and inside LUTs 4 folders

Creative

Input
Output
Technical
all of the folders are empty.

I know the Appdata folder, it is it being created on my desktop everytime I open AE that annoys me.

Thank you.

 

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Explorer ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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In my normal Appdata folder (Users-Me-Appdata) Creative and Technical are missing. The rest of the structure is the same. Maybe this helps?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Oh, I thought you where talking about the normal appdata folder. An additional folder inside your desktop folder is a different story. That sounds strange in deed.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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That's strange!

Have you tried resetting the preferences? Here's how: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/faq-how-to-reset-trash-preferences-in-after...

Let us know if it brings any change.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Explorer ,
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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No change, thank you.

Alt-launch nor Ctrl-Shift-Alt-launch. Folder keeps appearing on the desktop.
It is not a disaster, simply annoying.

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Oh, and it also happens when I open Premiere!
With AE the Appdata folder wants to be first on the desktop, always. Premiere just creates it after the other folders already on the desktop! Premiere is politer than AE!

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