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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have realized that, after upgrading my W7 to W8, a new folder called "Default.migrated" has appeared in the C:\Users path

    The question is:

    Can I remove this "Default.migrated" folder safely? (as I have already done with Windows.old and $WINDOWS.~BT folders)

    Thanks in advance for the info.

    Regards.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:01 AM

Answers

  • Please, any other "non copy-paste" answer?????

    lovely tapan , you say:  You can leave it alone...

    I already have my settings in W8 and my  W7 had not data.

    I DON´T want to KEEP this folder (if it´s possible)

    So, the question is: Can I REMOVE this "Default.migrated" folder SAFELY?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Hi

    What is the contents of that folder?

    On my system that was upgraded from Windows 7 the Default.Migrated folder only contained a Documents folder with three Junction Points ( My Music, My Pictures, My Videos). Junction Points do not contain any data.

    I deleted the Default.Migrated folder and have not seen any problems.


    Regards


    • Edited by Ronnie VernonMVP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:56 PM Edit
    • Marked as answer by DRASTOKLOP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:04 PM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:55 PM

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  • "Default. Migrated"  folder was appeared because you have upgraded from Windows 7 to windows 8.

     

    "Default. Migrated"  folder was a path that contained your user account settings and data.

     

    You can leave it alone, as it contains migrated user settings and data.


    love is rock!!!

    • Proposed as answer by TK MAHATO Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:45 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by DRASTOKLOP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:51 PM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:45 PM
  • Please, any other "non copy-paste" answer?????

    lovely tapan , you say:  You can leave it alone...

    I already have my settings in W8 and my  W7 had not data.

    I DON´T want to KEEP this folder (if it´s possible).

    So, the question is: Can I REMOVE this "Default.migrated" folder SAFELY?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards.


    • Edited by DRASTOKLOP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:44 PM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:05 PM
  • Please, any other "non copy-paste" answer?????

    lovely tapan , you say:  You can leave it alone...

    I already have my settings in W8 and my  W7 had not data.

    I DON´T want to KEEP this folder (if it´s possible)

    So, the question is: Can I REMOVE this "Default.migrated" folder SAFELY?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Hi

    What is the contents of that folder?

    On my system that was upgraded from Windows 7 the Default.Migrated folder only contained a Documents folder with three Junction Points ( My Music, My Pictures, My Videos). Junction Points do not contain any data.

    I deleted the Default.Migrated folder and have not seen any problems.


    Regards


    • Edited by Ronnie VernonMVP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:56 PM Edit
    • Marked as answer by DRASTOKLOP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:04 PM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:55 PM
  • Hello,

    I have erased some things (shortcuts) this morning. There were some folders like AppData, Roaming, etc. But when I have checked the content this afternoon the system indicated 0 bytes and showed the message "this folder is empty" in each folder.

    So, it seems there weren´t hidden files (although I haven´t verified it with Winrar)

    Anyway, this:

    I deleted the Default.Migrated folder and have not seen any problems.

    is what I needed to hear. I suppose than my experience will be as satisfactory as yours.

    Thanks a lot for the info.

    PS: I didn´t know if  this "user" was essential for Windows and if I could provoke some malfunctioning in the system.


    • Edited by DRASTOKLOP Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:07 PM
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:04 PM
  • The directory may have some hidden files in it, which may not be visible by default.
    Open a command prompt with admin rights (press the Windows key on your keyboard > type CMD > right-click on Command Prompt > click on Run as administrator > click the Yes button in User Account Control pop-up) and type the following commands:

    cd c:\Users\Default.migrated

    dir /ah /s

    In my case there were 4 junctions (symbolic links). I presume they were brought over from the old OS (Win 7). No files though. I deleted the folder too ;-)

    cd c:\Users

    rmdir /s /q Default.migrated

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:06 AM