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Windows 7: Looking for screensaver in windows.old file

09 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Looking for screensaver in windows.old file

I'm not looking for an old screensaver. I'm looking for one I downloaded about 3 weeks ago just before my computer crashed. I had to reinstall Windows 7 and was able to find all my data in the windows.old file. But I don't know how to find that screensaver. It must be there, but I can't figure out how to get to it.

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09 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Spiper,

You could open the Windows.old folder, then do a search using *.scr to search for all .scr (screen saver) files in the folder. Hopefully it will be listed in the search results for you.
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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Or better still, if you remember the name of the screensaver then search for name.scr.
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Looking for screensaver in window.old file

Well, that was pretty simple. There were a lot listed, just not the one I downloaded recently. I also searched for themes and there was nothing past 8/11. I guess the one I want is lost forever.
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10 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Can`t you remember where you downloaded it from ?
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10 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you know the name of the screen saver, you might see if you may be able to find it again using Google.
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