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Finding the Data Location

Q: The System Information report shows a Data Location that includes Application Data (under Windows XP) or ProgramData (under Windows Vista/7/8/10). But I can't find the folder.  Where is it?

A: The standard data location for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista is:

C:\ProgramData\RTG\RTG Bills\

and for Windows XP it is:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RTG\RTG Bills\

These are the standard data locations for RTG Bills and RTG Timer (starting with Version 2.17), when the data is not shared on a network.

Unfortunately, the Application Data and ProgramData folders are hidden. (This is Microsoft's design, not RTG's!)

How to View the Hidden Folders

Windows 8 & 10:

Open File Explorer and click the View tab, then check the Hidden items checkbox.

Windows 7 & Vista:

From the Start Menu, click Computer, then double-click the C drive. Then, from the menu in the Explorer window, choose:

Organize > Folder and search options > View

In the list of Advanced settings, select:

Show hidden files, folders, and drives

Click OK

Windows XP:

Open Windows Explorer. For example, double-click My Computer, then double-click the C drive. Then, from the menu in the Explorer window, choose:

Tools > Folder Options > View

In the list of Advanced settings, select:

Show hidden files and folders

Click OK

Now you should be able to navigate to the Application Data or ProgramData folder, and the RTG Bills folder, by double-clicking each portion of the path shown above. 

One solution to finding the folder more easily (after you find it the first time) is to right-click on the RTG Bills folder and choose Create Shortcut.  Then move the shortcut somewhere convenient, perhaps onto your Desktop.