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Windows 7: How do I restore windows.old file after upgrading to Windows 7

31 Jan 2013   #1
madalyn

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How do I restore windows.old file after upgrading to Windows 7

I started my taxes yesterday and found out that my .tax2011 was saved to a windows.old folder because I had to do a custom install because I was installing from xp to 7. I need to report a couple 1099's. Is there anyway I can get to this file so I don't have to completely start over with this year's info?


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31 Jan 2013   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

You should be able to browse that folder for what your looking for if you haven't deleted it.

It will be located here,

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31 Jan 2013   #3
madalyn

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I found it, but the 2012 turbo tax can't find it. At least that is what I'm told.
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31 Jan 2013   #4
derekimo

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Have you tried searching that folder for .tax files?

Turbo Tax will most likely not be looking in that folder.
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31 Jan 2013   #5
madalyn

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I tried that today and yesterday with the help of a Turbo Tax specialist. No matches found, but when I hover over the source it indicates C:\\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\My Name\My Documents\TurboTax. I tried to go to Windows Support and sort of found help, but I still can't get it visible to Turbo Tax.
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31 Jan 2013   #6
Kari

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You can copy files from Windows.old to respective folders in Seven. Simply copy C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\Your_Username\My Documents\TurboTax folder to C:\Users\Your_Username.

If pasting the folder to C:}Users\Your_Username\ reports that there already is a folder with the same name on your user folder, you can merge folders:

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Now you can try if your application finds the files where it is expecting them to be located.

Kari


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31 Jan 2013   #7
madalyn

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Thanks, still no luck. I saved it, but can't find it with searching .tax. I better get going on replacing everything as I have to have the 1099's done today.
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