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Default.migrated


alpinekid61

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#1
I did a search in google for "Default.migrated" and found the same question here,
New folder "Default.migrated" in the "Users" folder - Microsoft Community.
In Microsoft Community the answer was - "Default.Migrated" folder has 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.

The thing is this is not a very informative answer.
I just upgraded a Vista machine to Windows 8 Pro. While doing some cleaning up I found this folder. I like things clean & neat.
Why is this folder here & how can it be deleted? Or should it be deleted?
Oh yes, it only shows up under the network tab.
Right now it looks like no one in the Microsoft Community has an answer either.
Another Thread was started with the name of "rejoined homegroup" and is asking the same question.
 

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JLyman

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#2
I've deleted this folder my self and didn't have any issues. If I'm correct, there's nothing of value inside the folder (please verify). From what I've found out from folks I work with, this is similar to the Windows.Old folder. You shouldn't have any problems by killing it.

Thanks,
Johnathan Lyman
A Guy That Works at MS

(what I say is of my own volition and does not reflect anything my employer thinks, says or does).
 

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    Windows 8, Windows 7
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    HP Z210
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    25mbps
#3
Everything I've read so far states that it's from doing an upgrade. Which mine is not. Clean install from created ISO on a empty formatted hdd.
 

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JLyman

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#5
Clicked on another listing from the search I did in google for "Default.migrated" and found,
Can I remove the "Default.migrated" folder?
One post states in part - "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."

This confirms what you are saying JLyman.
Good to here that it worked. If you created your ISO from the W8 upgrade assistant, that's probably where it came from as it builds the necessary structure for your system and lets you create an ISO for your system and a part of that process is prepping for migration.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8, Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Z210
    Internet Speed
    25mbps

alpinekid61

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#6
I've deleted this folder my self and didn't have any issues. If I'm correct, there's nothing of value inside the folder (please verify). From what I've found out from folks I work with, this is similar to the Windows.Old folder. You shouldn't have any problems by killing it.

Thanks,
Johnathan Lyman
A Guy That Works at MS

(what I say is of my own volition and does not reflect anything my employer thinks, says or does).
Clicked on another listing from the search I did in google for "Default.migrated" and found,
Can I remove the "Default.migrated" folder?
One post states in part - "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."

This confirms what you are said. Looks like the "Default.migrated" folder should be able to be deleted without any trouble.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6603w Pavilion
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
    Motherboard
    MCP73M01H1 (Napa) by Foxconn
    Memory
    3 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7100
#7
Well took the plunge and deleted it...what's the worst that can happen, another re-install....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
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    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

alpinekid61

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#8
I took the plunge and did not get Default.migrated deleted.
AdminRights.jpg

Looks like I do not have permissions. Do not know how I did that and now I need to know how to give myself permission.
Start at the top box then go below then to Windows Security then down.
Tried on the 4 items in the top box and the same happens.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6603w Pavilion
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
    Motherboard
    MCP73M01H1 (Napa) by Foxconn
    Memory
    3 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7100

wert

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#9
Hi,

I noticed this folder (Default.migrated and sub folder Documents - both empty) after replacing a Microsoft Account with a Local Account (Windows 8.1). There were no problems after deleting these folders (yet).
 

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