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Windows 7: Odd 2nd hard drive behaviour

01 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7 x64
Odd 2nd hard drive behaviour

Hey guys, hopefully someone will know what is up with this as I've never seen this happen before.
My old laptop finally kicked the bucket, and the nvidia chip died. I had a decent hard drive inside the laptop with valuable data stored on the desktop.
So I thought no problem, buy a new laptop, and in the mean time hook the old hard drive up to my desktop computer (as I had done in the past with XP).
However, although the computer allows me access, when I go into the desktop under my user name it's like it's cloned the desktop computer's 'desktop'.

Now the strange thing is, all of the other folders outside of 'Documents and Settings' are as they should be.

How on earth can I gain access to this as I urgently need to back the files up?

Many thanks.

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01 Apr 2010   #2

Win 7 x64

Oops - I've found another folder in the root called 'users' - this has my info in there for some weird reason !
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01 Apr 2010   #3
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

That is because you are a user, and that is how it's stored.
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