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Windows 7: Windows 7 Reinstall ?

08 Mar 2011   #1
mcrams

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Reinstall ?

I recently had a bsod crash that required a reinstall of Home Premium 64 bit. I now cannot access or find files that were in my user folder. Can anyone offer any help or point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance.
Mike


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08 Mar 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How did you reinstall it?

You may find there is a folder on your drive called Windows.old

If so - your data will be in there.
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08 Mar 2011   #3
mcrams

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am not sure. I had a bsod crash. I tried everything that day to get back up. I don't know if I used Windows recover (I don't think so) or reinstalled from the dvd. I know this sounds pretty stupid but I can't understand where all the files from Documents, Music, Downloads etc can be gone. Does this make any sense?
Thanks for the reply,
Mike
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08 Mar 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mcrams, welcome to Seven Forums!


Look here, where the red mark is to see if the Windows.old file SIW mentioned above is present.

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08 Mar 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcrams View Post
I know this sounds pretty stupid but I can't understand where all the files from Documents, Music, Downloads etc can be gone. Does this make any sense?
It doesn't to us, because we don't know what you did. Was it a repair install? Did you install overtop your existing install? Did you format the drive during the install?

It should make perfect sense to you, though, since you know what type of reinstall you did.

If you don't know, then where your programs still there on the computer when it was fixed, or did you have to reinstall all of them as well?
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08 Mar 2011   #6
mcrams

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No, not a Windows old present and yes I did have to reinstall programs. Did not do a format.
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08 Mar 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't say for sure, but it may have overwritten those files. I could give several reasons, but this is one why nothing of importance to me gets stored in the "My" folders on C:. I use a data drive or data partition for everything that's important. Problems with the OS are kept separate from my data.
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