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Windows.old folder Users

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Windows.old folder Users


    Hi all,
    I recently had a forced upgrade of windows 8.1 and now when Im looking for my windows.old folder from when I had windows 7, the users folder is no longer available therefore my work is missing from that folder. I can't seem to locate any of my old stuff.
    Any help appreciated
    Thanks..

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Did the setup ever mention keeping your files, programs, etc?
    Also what do you mean by "forced upgrade"?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    No it just said system will restart, windows 8.1 update, it had nothing about keeping files. I just presumed it was an update and everything would be kept. It looks like its replaced my windows 7 windows.old with windows 8 windows old if you know what I mean?
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  4. #4


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    So you were running Windows 7 and you got a random message saying it's going to upgrade to 8.1?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    No sorry I'll start again, about a year ago I upgraded to windows 8, and I just used my windows.old windows 7 folder, then the update to windows 8.1 seems to have got rid of my windows.old windows 7. Would it have erased it?
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  6. #6


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Forde92 View Post
    No sorry I'll start again, about a year ago I upgraded to windows 8, and I just used my windows.old windows 7 folder, then the update to windows 8.1 seems to have got rid of my windows.old windows 7. Would it have erased it?
    About how many GBs was that Windows.old folder?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Normally another upgrade doesn't overwrite Windows.old. You will get Windows.old.000, Windows.old.001 etc.

    Disk cleanup can delete Windows.old though. Did you run that by any chance?
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