Custom %APPDATA% breaks Docker Desktop


I tried installing Docker Desktop 4.5.1 on Windows 10 and it seemed to work fine but after restarting my machine it started up with the error on the screenshot. I’m embedding a screenshot because the text in the popup is not selectable and I’m NOT rewriting all of this. I have my %APPDATA% moved from the default C:\Users\olus2000\AppData to D:\olus2000\AppData, and the folders mentioned in this error message can be found under my custom %APPDATA%. Where should I write a bug report? I see this is just an informal forum.

Expected behaviour

Docker Desktop starts up correctly after successful installation and restarting the computer.

Actual behaviour

Docker Desktop fails to start with the error shown on the embedded screenshot.


Moving the Docker and DockerDesktop folders from %APPDATA%\Roaming\ to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.