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#1 Synthetic

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 00:20

You know how on Windows 8 it keeps a backup of your favorites, tile placements, wallpaper, etc, is saved so when you get a new machine or format your hard drive it'll set all that stuff back to how you had it. What I'm wondering is where that is saved at because I want to delete it and start fresh. I think I found some kind of back up's on Skydeive that I deleted but when I formatted my hard drive it once again reverted back to how it was... Anybody know the whereabouts that info is stored at?


#2 +timster

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 00:53

Options -> Device Settings

 

https://skydrive.liv...s/DeviceBackups



#3 OP Synthetic

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:41

Options -> Device Settings

 

https://skydrive.liv...s/DeviceBackups

Yeah there's nothing in my Skydrive folder but it's still pulling info from somewhere... :/  



#4 Eric

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:54

https://skydrive.liv...ettingsprivacy/

#5 OP Synthetic

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:10

I already did that a while back but not in that particular order and I didn't do that "Remove" deal on that page you sent. I'll try it out again when I get home tonight.



#6 Eric

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:15

It's a hidden page. It doesn't show up on any of the SkyDrive menus for some reason.

#7 OP Synthetic

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:11

It is odd they make no mention of that page... But I deleted my favorites from IE so will see if they randomly show back up and I'll report back tomorrow. :)

It's a hidden page. It doesn't show up on any of the SkyDrive menus for some reason.



#8 Eric

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 21:38

It is odd they make no mention of that page... But I deleted my favorites from IE so will see if they randomly show back up and I'll report back tomorrow. :)


My only guess is that removing the sync settings can result in data loss, something support people try to avoid. :)

#9 OP Synthetic

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:46

My only guess is that removing the sync settings can result in data loss, something support people try to avoid. :)

looks like it may have worked! You've really be on the money with my PC related issues Eric, I'm starting to think your Tron or something haha. You're Tron aren't you...



#10 Eric

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:56

Nope... I'm Clu :shifty:



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