I am trying to recover some files from a laptop which has unfortunately crashed and the OneDrive folder online is full. However there is some work in that folder which for Uni which I desperately need which hasn't backed up to OneDrive. This is due to the new Windows 10 Update storing the Documents on OneDrive automatically (Thanks Microsoft).

I can access the windows partition via a Ubuntu live environment, however the OneDrive folder is a symbolic link (.ink) to another area of the hard drive with no clear indication on where it would be.

Does anyone know where this folder might lie?

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    The folder is under Users > your_user ?? – user931000 Nov 7 '18 at 21:35
  • To add to what @GabrielaGarcia said, it should be at "C:\Users\[username]\OneDrive" – Andrew Nov 7 '18 at 21:41
  • Unfortunately not, that's the symbolic link (c:\users\<USER>\OneDrive.ink). It's not accessible from ubuntu – aj.webdev Nov 7 '18 at 21:43
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    @aj.webdev - It might be on your HDD, but it isn't supposed to be a symbolic link, that is the actual location on my system. – Ramhound Nov 7 '18 at 22:38

If this is a symbolic link, then the user has relocated his OneDrive folder.

As you are using Linux, see the post How do I dump information from a Windows *.lnk shortcut on Linux?, where the following was proposed:

It seems there aren't a lot of programs to do this...I found two Perl scripts that kinda work.

lslnk.pl and lnk-parse

Use them like this: <whicheverscript> Name.lnk

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