Desktop Windows Files Missing After Windows 11 Upgrade

Paige W 0 Reputation points
2024-04-25T19:12:06.4933333+00:00

My local HDD & SSD laptop folders for desktop, photos, and docs are missing due to an upgrade to windows 11 and the automatic sync to onedrive due to the settings that I have on a different desktop computer.

Is there a way to recover my local folders (without having a microsoft paid service account or anything) to before the new operating system was installed and without onedrive automatically trying to rewrite my folder structure due to my set up for a completely different computer?

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  1. Shawn Collins 615 Reputation points
    2024-04-25T23:43:35.6933333+00:00

    Once you sign into your OneDrive account on the new computer, it will sync your OneDrive and won't overwrite anything as there's nothing on the new profile.

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  2. Jiajing Hua-MFST 5,945 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-04-26T05:14:35.4933333+00:00

    Hi @Paige W

    Please sign into OneDrive online to check whether these files are lost.Here is an article: Restore your OneDrive, you may have a look.'


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