Can't find My Documents on old hd

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halcour

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I've installed Win XP on a new drive and am now using my old boot drive as a slave, which I will now use for backup. Before I format my old drive and wipe it clean, I would like to copy the files from My Documents on the old drive and save them to my new drive. But I can't find those files on the old drive. Where is the My Documents folder on that drive?

Thanks,
Harold
 

Squashman

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If your old drive had 2000 or XP on it, it would be in X:\Documents & Settings\username (Where X equals the drive letter)

On 9X systems it was just c:\My Documents.
 

halcour

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I'm using XP. That's where I thought it should be but the folder ain't there. It's wacky. I can do a search for a specific file I know is in that folder and it will find it and list the path as "F:\Documents & Settings\username\My Documents" but the "My Documents" folder is not in the file tree in the file manager or My Computer!

Thanks,
Harold
 

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When the file is displayed in the search results window, right-click it and select Open Containing Folder.
 
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If you can find them using search just search for My Documents folder then select and copy all the files.....
 
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