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Windows 7: Transferring files to new machine on Win7 over network

21 Feb 2012   #1

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Transferring files to new machine on Win7 over network

Hello - Im not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I thought Id give it a shot.

I recently got a new PC and transfered all my old settings/documents to the new machine. First off, thats an awesome feature I wasnt even aware of!

However, Im concerned about one thing; on my old PC, my wife used to have a profile that she used for work and had some confidential financial documents on. She deleted her profile some time ago when she got her own PC, but could it possbily have transfered her old/deleted documents onto my new machine? I only ask because I mainly use my new PC for work/presentations (in public places). While its unlikely, I just wanted to make sure no one would have access to those old documents should they gain access to my new machine.

Thanks!

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21 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

When you used the transfer feature did you have it copy all the profiles?

If so then you can do the following: Open Explorer and go to your C drive to the "Users" folder. Inside that folder look for a folder with your wifes old profile name. If it is there just delete it then clear your recycle bin. If it is not there then you should have nothing to worry about.
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21 Feb 2012   #3

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by haxcid View Post
When you used the transfer feature did you have it copy all the profiles?

If so then you can do the following: Open Explorer and go to your C drive to the "Users" folder. Inside that folder look for a folder with your wifes old profile name. If it is there just delete it then clear your recycle bin. If it is not there then you should have nothing to worry about.

Thanks for the reply. No, she had deleted her old profile on the old machine before I transfered mine on to the new one. I dont see it there, so Im good? I guess I just want to make sure Im safe from hackers finding her old financial information. But it seems Im safe. Thanks!

In other words, using the transfer profile function, it would NOT transfer deleted files?
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21 Feb 2012   #4

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeseman View Post
In other words, using the transfer profile function, it would NOT transfer deleted files?
That's correct.

Haxcid's answer is the easy way to check. Win 7 Easy Transfer on the old PC would have shown you your wife's username (if it still existed) and asked if you want to transfer her files too.
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22 Feb 2012   #5

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fred Garvin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeseman View Post
In other words, using the transfer profile function, it would NOT transfer deleted files?
That's correct.

Haxcid's answer is the easy way to check. Win 7 Easy Transfer on the old PC would have shown you your wife's username (if it still existed) and asked if you want to transfer her files too.

Thanks! Her name isnt there, so Im good! I just wanted to make sure. Thanks everyone for your help!
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