Programs moved to C from D when installing windows?


A very strange thing happened when I re-installed windows without formatting the C drive!

I had some data on drive D which miraculously appeared on drive C when windows 7 was re-installed and drive D was wiped without me asking it to do so....!!!

I am now moving them back to drive D.

Any idea as to how that could have happened?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the data was related to the users folder, then it may have been moved back to C: because of the reinstall.

If the data was is (say) D:\General Storage, then it should not have moved back.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, your title says Programs, and programs would naturally revert back to C: and Program Data would do the same, if your data was in Program Data.

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ZuxoAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the replies.

No, the data was on a separate hard drive, drive D, in different folders as backups, so had nothing to do with the windows installation on drive c.

Very weird.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The external drive was, perhaps, a USB drive and Windows changed the drive letter on reinstall?
ZuxoAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

Sorry, no, the second drive is internal.

ZuxoAuthor Commented:
Ho solution was found, must have been a freak occurrence.8-))
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