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Bushwood

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Feb 26, 2014
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As part of the removal of Office, I was instructed (by some How-To I found online) to move the "Microsoft User Data" folder from its home to the desktop. This was - I assume - to preserve that folder. I finished the removal, and have reinstalled Office 2016. But, that folder is still parked on my desktop... and I haven't a clue where to put it.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
 

Weaselboy

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Do you have Office 2016 installed and working properly now? If you do and you don't need any of the personal Office settings from that old install, you can delete the folder. If you some reason you want to keep it mourned a while just to be sure, you can just put it in Documents if you like.
 

Weaselboy

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Doesn't that folder contain your data, including emails if you use entourage/outlook?
Yeah... I think the idea is that data is corrupted so with removing the folder then having Outlook make a new one upon start would pull everything back in from the Exchange server then all would be well.
 
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