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#1 dchome

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:36 AM

I have reinstalled win 7 and seem to have messed up my user accounts as files and settings are not appearing as expected. For example I have nothing in my documents . I have an easy transfer file as well as backup files but am not at all sure I am aligning the users up correctly and cannot sensibly use the pc until I resolve. Hope this all makes sense. Thanks

I have a usr setup as DB-1 it has for example a download folder with files in it but when I select downloads on the favorites menu there is nothing

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:04 AM

Windows Easy Transfer is very un-intelligent and skips loads of logical save points and saves loads of illogical stuff... It's terrible, straight out of the box.

 

Do you still have the original installation? Can you do the transfer again? (I can guide you on this if you do)

 

If not, I'm afraid everything you are missing is truly gone.

 

edit: However, anything you have backed up you can manually put back on your machine... :busy:


Edited by TsVk!, 13 May 2014 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

So sorry for the delay, Thanks for the response

 

the good news is that the original files are still intact,  I can see them within the backup files.

 

But i screwed up and created a different user so i now cannot see them under the new setup

 

I cannot even see a c:/user/appdata folder under the current user to paste them into.  Just now I copied them to a new folder in the curren tuser but cannot see any content.

 

I have turned UAC off.

 

But stuck now

 

I am at least encouraged that the old settings exist,



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

appdata is a hidden folder, that's why you can see it...  go to:

 

Windows button > control panel > folder options > 2nd tab > show hidden files and folders.

 

Should be able to paste in the content then.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Hey aussie aussie aussie

 

I just figured that out. D'uhh to me.

 

Thanks a lot for taking the time to post  this issue is now closed!!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:02 AM

Hi there 

 

what do you expect the usb to do for you?  As for installation they are for the most part self installing



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:14 AM

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/reset-password-windows-7.htm

 

These seem to be your options

 

I am no guru but I hope this helps.






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