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Windows 7: How to get a few files through Windows.old?

27 Oct 2012   #1
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
How to get a few files through Windows.old?

Hello,

About a month to a month and a half after I got my new laptop, i've been losing files all over my Pivot Animation folder. Entire folders, important .piv files, etc. But, I don't believe they would be deleted in the Windows.old folder, so if they aren't, I'd like to try and get those files back.

An Image to it is here:
Nobunaga

Could someone tell me if what I want to do is possible? And how I can get to my Windows.old folder? Like the path to it and etc? Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
~CN-


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27 Oct 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do you have a windows.old folder ? It would be in C:
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27 Oct 2012   #3
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I have a folder called Windows but not a Windows.old
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27 Oct 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The windows.old folder is only made when you do a reinstall and save all your settings. If you don`t have it, you can`t locate it because it`s not there.
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27 Oct 2012   #5
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

What do you mean by a reinstall? Like a factory image restore? Because i've done that once before.
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27 Oct 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Google it.

Like I said, if you don`t have it in C:, it`s not there.

A factory image puts it back to the way it was when you 1st bought it.
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27 Oct 2012   #7
derekimo

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You only get a windows.old when you do a repair or upgrade install.
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28 Oct 2012   #8
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You mean like a Startup Repair? Or An OS Upgrade? What about System Restores?
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28 Oct 2012   #9
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
You mean like a Startup Repair? Or An OS Upgrade? What about System Restores?
No, not a startup repair.

OS upgrade?

When you do a Repair Install

You choose the upgrade install option,



If you haven't done a repair/upgrade install you do not have a windows.old.

System restore won't give you one either.
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28 Oct 2012   #10
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OS Upgrade - Operating System Upgrade.
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