New folder "Default.migrated" in the "Users" folder

I have done an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8 and this folder "Default.migrated" has appeared in the "Users" folder of the OS partition. It contains an empty Documents folder. Why has this appeared and what's it for? Can it be removed somehow or should it be left alone?

Hi John W Anderson,


Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.


If I understand you correctly, you would like to know how "Default. Migrated"  folder appear under User’s folder.


"Default. Migrated"  folder was appeared because you have upgraded from Windows 7 to windows 8.


"Default. Migrated"  folder was a path that contained your user account settings and data.


You can leave it alone, as it contains migrated user settings and data.



If you need further assistance, please reply and we will be happy to help you.

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Last updated July 4, 2020 Views 37,761 Applies to: