1.    24 Apr 2015 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    windows 10

    Where did my files go?


    Just updated to a new windows 10 build using the dvd. Installed using the keep personal files option. The complete opposite seems to have happened! My program files folder is still there. I have a windows.old folder. And a new e: but wherever I look the users folders, downloads, my pictures, my documents are all empty.

    I backed up the most important things beforehand of course but still this seems strange. Why would they be deleted when everything else remains?
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  2.    24 Apr 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello David, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to see if you may have a C:\$Windows.~BT type folder. If you do, see if a copy of your user folder and files may be in it.
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  3.    24 Apr 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Shawn, where under that folder would they be? I don't see any Users folder.
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  4.    24 Apr 2015 #4
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    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    windows.old folder - methinks

    it's a system folder, so you'll have to change the explorer view to see it.
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  5.    24 Apr 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Shawn, where under that folder would they be? I don't see any Users folder.
    It's a folder that could contains left overs that didn't make it to the upgrade or repair install for whatever reason. If it exists, it would have the same "Users\(user-name)" folder structure if the profile folder was left there.
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  6.    25 Apr 2015 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It's a folder that could contains left overs that didn't make it to the upgrade or repair install for whatever reason. If it exists, it would have the same "Users\(user-name)" folder structure if the profile folder was left there.
    Shawn, You're confusing Windows.old with Windows.~bt. Windows.~bt only contains the installation files.
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