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Retrieving desk top folders?


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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hi!

I had my main box die on me awhile back, I have the drive out of it and have retrieved most everything.  But I cannot seem to find any reference to what was on the desk top before the failure, anyone have a clue how I might find those folders?

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

You can find the old desktop folder using these directions

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-desktop/how-to-locate-user-desktop-folder-on-windows-xp/743a08f2-5261-4f46-a9b3-fb7e0a7734a5

 

We recommend you to open the drive where you've installed Windows, for example C: and try these steps:
a. Open Documents and Settings folder.
b. Open the user folder and locate the Desktop folder.

If you're looking for a specific file or folder, then try searching for it.
See How to Search for Files and Folders in Windows XP

In this case use the drive letter or location where the old drives data is located.

BTW You will also see Your favorites and My Documents in the user folder too.

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

Hi thanks for your reply, I was poking around and did find a way to pull the files off onto my new Win7 lap top.   Go to run type CMD right click CMD.EXE one click and I was in, I will do likewise on y XP box.

 

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