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Windows 8.1 Missing program files

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Missing program files


    A week ago i upgraded my windows from 7 to 8.1 straight away.
    Now i noticed when i tried to get some old files back from my windows.old folder, there isn't anything in there!
    I know that windows 8.1 has an build in timer which will automaticly remove this folder after 28 days, but thats not the case. All files from my last OS are still at my harddrive, because it tells me the same space is still used.

    The main thing i want to retrieve is the Program Files(x86), because there are important modding related files left behind.

    I tried several things like uncheck it from read only, change the option in Display settings to display all hidden folders and sub folders, but the program files isn't there!!!!

    I need it back so bad!!! Please help!

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  2. #2

    Well why not open that Image you made of your hard drive just before the major upgrade from 7 to 8.1 you can mount most images and extract files.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1

    What do you exactly mean?
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