Just checked today on one of your Win8 labs computers, it was not hidden at the university. But i am not sure if someone messed with the windows default settings. On my system the folder was not hidden either, i wonder how i would open
to access my workspace files if it is hidden. I agree with @piac about the fact that this location is not the best place to store new data in, especially if it seems to be hidden on purpose, but it justs seems inevitable eg. if i create a plugin using a *.rhl installer including configuration files, workspace etc. and it is installed for a single user, the content usually ends in a subfolder of the plugin directory under AppData as well. The only file i`ve ever deliberately added to:
is a link to my python script folder. This was necessary in older versions of the PythonScript editor because it somehow started any file browing at this location.
Imho there is the problem. Why hide workspace files and other important things from the user ?
I do not get why you would do the same with scripts ? eg. If the average user manages to paste a hidden path into the FolderBroser dialog, how would they access the scripts stored there without unhiding the folder ?