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Help with Windows.old folder

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    Help with Windows.old folder


    Ok so stupidly I put a few personal type files in the Windows.old folder when I was running Windows 8. I just upgraded from 8 to 8.1 and completely forgot about the personal files I placed in the folder before I upgraded. Of course a day or two after I upgraded I went to find them and they were no longer there. Is there anyway to get these files back from the old Windows.old folder? Can I do a restore to a week ago when I was still at Windows 8?

    Thanks

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Seems like you could just browse the old folder & locate the files & move or copy them to another location.
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    No they are no longer there. I think when I upgraded it creates a new windows.old folder that maybe overwrote the old one.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by thereeldeal View Post
    No they are no longer there. I think when I upgraded it creates a new windows.old folder that maybe overwrote the old one.

    That's a tough one.
    Somebody else will have to help on this.
    Sorry I couldn't help better.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello the reeldeal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you already had a C:\Windows.old folder before you upgraded, you might check to see if there may be a C:\Windows.old.000 folder with a number at the end that would be the old C:\Windows.old folder before the upgrade.

    In addition, check for a C:\$Windows.~BT folder that may also contain some files from your previous installation.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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