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Transfer of data without knowledge

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#1 Terrybuchan


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

Good day, everyone.


I am new to this forum.


I have two computers in my home - one newish one with 10 on it and another older one with 8.

Woke this morning, turned on my 8 (which was sleeping) to find the following on it, all from my 10 computer:


Background picture

Entire Favorites - from old Explorer Favorites that I had transferred from my old computer (sent out to pasture) a year ago

Word - a couple of files from expired Word on the 8.1 to the 10 computer


Doesn't appear to be any corruption of files to this point on either computer.


What happened and how to correct?




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#2 britechguy


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

Are you using the same Microsoft Account, linked to the user accounts you're logging in to under both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?


It sounds like you are and that your sync settings (on Windows 10 that would be Settings, Accounts, Sync your settings pane) are set to sync things you didn't know they were.  That's the first thing I'd check.  I am not certain where these same settings are found under Windows 8.1 and I don't have an 8.1 machine to check this.

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#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:05 PM

Like Brian indicated, this is a normal part of Windows Sync. It is alright and there is no data stolen.


#4 Terrybuchan

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

Appreciate your help.  Terry

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