Windows 10: Cannot find Default migrated Solved

  1.    09 Jun 2016 #1

    Cannot find Default migrated


    I had a bunch of files saved in Word in Windows 8.1 under users/default but I cannot find them now. If I open Word I can see some of them in the list but cannot find where they are. I am attaching a screenshot of one of the file. I would appreciate any help and thank you.
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  2. Posts : 5,703
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       09 Jun 2016 #2

    Install Everything Search. Let it start after install to build it's index, usually only takes a few seconds.
    I n the input area, enter the file you are looking for or as much of it as you remember. For example: #21.doc

    Everything will list every location where a file contains that string as part of the filename.doc

    See if it finds it for you. I find this much, much better than the built in Windows search.
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  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       10 Jun 2016 #3

    or....

    In File Explorer,

    This PC
    enter the following in the search box

    kind:=document

    but people do find Search Everything easier to use than Windows search.

    Wait ... was your question I cannot find the Default.migrated folder?

    In File Explorer, change the view to include hidden items
    on the View menu/ribbon - tick hidden items

    If you still cannot see the folder, then it might be a system folder
    Press the blue file menu on File Explorer
    Select Folder options
    press the view tab
    put a tick in view system files .. answer yes to the dialog

    Look in C:\Users\Default.migrated
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  4.    10 Jun 2016 #4

    Cannot find default-migrated


    Slartybart said: View Post
    or....

    In File Explorer,

    This PC
    enter the following in the search box

    kind:=document

    but people do find Search Everything easier to use than Windows search.

    Wait ... was your question I cannot find the Default.migrated folder?

    In File Explorer, change the view to include hidden items
    on the View menu/ribbon - tick hidden items

    If you still cannot see the folder, then it might be a system folder
    Press the blue file menu on File Explorer
    Select Folder options
    press the view tab
    put a tick in view system files .. answer yes to the dialog

    Look in C:\Users\Default.migrated
    Found it and thank you
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  5. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       10 Jun 2016 #5

    Great and you're welcome.
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