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All the files that I had in My Documents are gone

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Old 02-28-2007
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All the files that I had in My Documents are gone
Before I upgraded from XP pro to Vista Business I moved all of my folders and
files that were under My Documents to an external USB hard drive. I then
changed the default directory for My Documents to that location and
everything worked like a champ. Then I upgrade to Vista thinking that since
my My Douments were all on an external drive that I would be safe. Then I
upgrade to Vista and everything seems to be fine UNTIL I try and find al my
files that were on my external hard drive. All the folders are there under
the My Documents direcotry but the files seem to have vanished. What happened
and where are they. If I try and look in the short cut to the "My Documents"
folder it Vista denies access even though I am the admin on this machine.

Can someone help me find the missing files??
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Old 02-28-2007
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Re: All the files that I had in My Documents are gone
Hello,

Vista may have moved them to your documents folder (this folder replaces 'my
documents')

c:\users\yourname\documents

or, they may be in a hidden folder called windows.old:

c:\windows.old\

Possibly, in here:

c:\windows.old\documents and settings\yourname\my documents\

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Old 02-28-2007
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Re: All the files that I had in My Documents are gone
No I didn't find them in either of those places, but I did find them on my
external hard drive in a folder called $INPLACE.~TR

Go figure. I find this pretty typical of a new MS product install. Half done.

"Jimmy Brush" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Vista may have moved them to your documents folder (this folder replaces 'my
> documents')
>
> c:\users\yourname\documents
>
> or, they may be in a hidden folder called windows.old:
>
> c:\windows.old\
>
> Possibly, in here:
>
> c:\windows.old\documents and settings\yourname\my documents\
>
> --
> - JB
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows Vista Support Faq
> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
>

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