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What happened to my User folder? Now there is a default.migrated folder instead. I did not upgrade from W7. Always had W8. RRS feed

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  • Is my User folder gone? I have no idea what happened to it. Is it possible that a virus has redirected the folder or has placed it somewhere else for access? I have not upgraded from W7.  W8 is the factory installed OS on my system. Any thoughts on what happened?
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:16 PM off topic
    Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:36 PM

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  • Hi David,

    While it is possible that a virus wiped out your user folder, there's no reason to fear the worst right off the bat. You're asking this question in the wrong forum though, this forum is meant for feedback on the TechNet website/subscriptions, not product support. Your best bet to get some help with this issue will be to post in the Windows forums here:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    Good luck, hope it works out for you.

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    • Edited by Mike Laughlin Monday, January 20, 2014 11:18 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, February 3, 2014 6:42 PM
    Monday, January 20, 2014 4:41 PM

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  • Hi David,

    While it is possible that a virus wiped out your user folder, there's no reason to fear the worst right off the bat. You're asking this question in the wrong forum though, this forum is meant for feedback on the TechNet website/subscriptions, not product support. Your best bet to get some help with this issue will be to post in the Windows forums here:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    Good luck, hope it works out for you.

    OFFTOPIC EDIT - Mike: Just FYI, your signature is broken. My Settings breaks HTML tags every time you save any changes in there.


    Don't retire TechNet! - (Don't give up yet - 12,575+ strong and growing)


    • Edited by Mike Laughlin Monday, January 20, 2014 11:18 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, February 3, 2014 6:42 PM
    Monday, January 20, 2014 4:41 PM
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:15 PM