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bhughes
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Registered: ‎07-27-2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Default location for My Documents and One Key Recovery

Hi all,

I recently sold my Y470 after restoring to factory settings using One Key Recovery. I assumed this would have deleted my personal files (all stored in My Documents), but now I'm not so sure. The computer is now out of my hands, so I can't check, but figure someone out there would know.

I don't think that the new owner, who will be prompted to set up a new user account, will see my files in his "My Documents" folder. But are they still there, in Users\(My User Name)\Documents? I guess that One Key deletes files on one of the drives (C or D) but not the other, and I don't remember where the User folders were stored. I used all original out-of-the-box settings and partitions with Windows 7.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Default location for My Documents and One Key Recovery

hi bhughes,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

If you use the OneKey Recovery Software

Windows 7

Windows 8

 

All files under Drive C: Will be deleted.

That is wherwe your Users\(My User Name)\Documents will be.

 

But Everything in Drive D: will be intact

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!

 

 



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bhughes
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Re: Default location for My Documents and One Key Recovery

What, out of curiosity, is stored on the D: Drive (when using default/factory settings) that the One Key Recovery maintains?

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Re: Default location for My Documents and One Key Recovery

hi

 

Some Configurations Of the Lenovo Systems have Drive D: partition but not all not all,

   Initially it only contans two folders  Back up Drivers and Application Installers.

     The D: Drive partition still has space left on it and you can still save files on that drive

           So if you intentionally saved some files on that D: partition it will be left there.

 

One key recovery is on a seperate Drive Partition Hidden and cannot be seen when you open my computer,

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!



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