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After you upgrade an earlier version of Windows to Windows Vista, some files appear to be missing. For example, the files in the My Music folder may appear to be missing.
This problem occurs if one or more of the following conditions are true:
To work around this problem, use one or more of the following methods.
Method 1: Look in the $INPLACE.~TR folderIf the missing files are user files, you may find them in one of the subfolders of the following folders:
Method 2: Look in the $WINDOWS.~Q folderIf the missing files are not user files, you may find them in one of the subfolders of the following folders:
You can use the Disk Cleanup tool to permanently delete the folders that are discussed in the "Workaround" section. In Disk Cleanup, click to select Files discarded by Windows Upgrade in the Files to delete list.
Important Before you delete these folders, make sure that you transfer all the files that these folders contain to other folders.
For more information about how to use Disk Cleanup to delete temporary files, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 930890 - Last Review: September 28, 2012 - Revision: 2.0