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Windows 7: Locating my users desktop folder

06 Apr 2010   #1
bbrian017

Windows 7
 
 
Locating my users desktop folder

I had a virus.

I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive and scanned the 300 gig to remove the virus.

I am trying to search my old install but cannot find my users desktop. I search some things on that desktop but I cannot find it.

Am I missing something here what is happening? Do I need to show hidden files? If so why is it hidden?

Please help me find this stuff I had folder on my desktop with iphone music etc I wanted to keep. Including website backups etc...


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06 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Forget the desktop. Get the files with this

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06 Apr 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

The desktop is located in C:\Users\[username]\Desktop.

In the Windows.old folder, the directory would be C:\Windows.old\users\[username]\desktop.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
bbrian017

Windows 7
 
 

The new install is on a separate hard drive!

All I see in the old drive Local Disk D: is as follows

Users/Public

Local Disk C: is my new install.

I know the files are still there I just can;t see my user anywhere.
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06 Apr 2010   #5
richc46

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Try my suggestion, many have been helped with that software.
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