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Where is my AOL Organize directory?
Posted by Swift Admin on 30 July 2005 04:23 PM
This article describes how to find your AOL Organize directory in various versions of Windows. This article applies to AOL versions 4 through 9.6. This article does not apply to AOL Desktop 10.x.
The AOL Organize directory contains the email, favorites and address books for all of your screen names. The location of your AOL Organize directory depends on the version of AOL you are running and (for AOL 9 only) the version of Windows.

The paths given below are approximate and may need to be updated for your computer. For example, if you are running AOL 8, then the path would be "America Online 8.0", not "America Online 7.0".

If you've installed multiple versions of AOL on your computer, then you will have multiple Organize directories. You will typically want to use the Organize directory from the latest version installed.
AOL 9 in Windows 7 and Vista, (see Notes below)
C:\ProgramData\AOL\C_AOL 9.0\Organize
AOL 9 in Windows XP, (see Notes below)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\C_America Online 9.0\organize
AOL 7/8
C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\Organize
(Japan only): C:\Program Files\AOL 7.0\Organize

AOL 5/6

C:\America Online 5.0\Organize
Notes for AOL 9
For AOL 9, the first letter of "C_America Online 9.0" or "C_AOL 9.0" could be another letter other than C. Also, you may not be able to see the "Application Data" folder in Windows Explorer, in which case you should open the Tools menu in Explorer, select the View tab, click the circle labeled, "Show hidden files and folders" and click OK.

Also for AOL 9, if you are getting data from an old Windows 98 or Windows ME computer, the Organize directory can be found at:
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Application Data\AOL\C_America Online 9.0\organize
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