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rejoined homegroup


#1
I have rejoined my old homegroup, since that, I have noticed on the 8 PC in the users folder there is this new folder called "Default.migrated" folder. In it there are two other folders, documents and links which both are empty. I've searched in vain to find an actual answer as to where this folder came from and why was it created. Everything I read only states it from an upgrade of 7 to 8. This is not an upgrade, this is a clean install form boot media disk (ISO). This only showed up after I rejoined my homegroup that was created in an windows 7 environment.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5
#2
I take that back, only one of those folders is empty. The links folder has a shared spaced folder which is empty.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

alpinekid61

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Gaylord, MI

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#3
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. This is why I came here also. 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.
 

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

alpinekid61

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Gaylord, MI

Posts
36
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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

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