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Files in C:\ deleted after upgrade to windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Files in C:\ deleted after upgrade to windows 8.1


    Hi all,

    I have upgraded to 8.1 and I discovered that some files in the C:\ folder have been deleted during the installation. Does it exist some way to recover those files?Are they in some backup folder?


    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    Might they be in the windows.old folder?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Duckface View Post
    Might they be in the windows.old folder?
    No, I searched in that folder and they are not there..
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  4. #4


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    Oh dear
    What files, specifically?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    They were some txt file (:dat, that i needed for the configurations of different softwares).
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  6. #6


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    Hmm, short of restoring them from a backup I don't really know what to suggest for that.
    Re-installing the software might be an idea.
    Maybe somebody else will come up with something for you.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Re-installation always causes files disappearance. But if the lost files are not been over written, then they will have a great chance to be retrieved. Maybe you can use a data reocvery software to restore the lost files on your PC. I always use Remo Recover when come crossing such conditions. Here is the article I referef before, you can view it to get some useful tips: Recover photos from Nikon cameras with ease.
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