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Windows 7: 2 Hard Drivers, Dupes? doc settings/user etc...

01 Jan 2015   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit
2 Hard Drivers, Dupes? doc settings/user etc...


I am on my wife's PC that I set up.
It has a smallish SSD for boot/OS and the old, original drive is used for storage,

I discovered this when I installed Office 2013 and an archive folder was not found.

Basically there are identical folders.

SSD/Users/wife, and
Old Drive/documents and settings/wife

These 2 locations are identical...they are both 38.1gb in size. Even the Outlook file is identical. They are both 'last modified' today, 1 minute ago. What gives? How do I delete the folder on the old drive and why is this happening?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

The old drive "document and Setting" is a Junction. It is just a window to C:/users

You can delete the root folder "doc and settings" without concerns.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2015   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit

So if there is ever a doc and settings it's going to point back to Users? If so, that is bizarre!
Thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jan 2015   #4

7 Ultimate 64 bit

As a test, I opened up both folders and delete a folder that has no importance. When I deleted the folder on the old drive the folder on the new drive was deleted as well.

Are you saying that if I delete the ROOT Doc/Settings it will simply delete the shortcut to Users on the new drive? I'm pretty sure that is the case but I must say I am extremely wary of deleting doc and settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 2 Hard Drivers, Dupes? doc settings/user etc...

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