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06 Aug 2014   #1
loopofeternity

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
All documents

Hi everyone
ive done a stupid thing and reinstalled windows over windows without saving anything
can see where windows old file is but no download and document.
are they gone for good or just hidden somewhere?


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06 Aug 2014   #2
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Look under Windows.old/users/[user name]/documents. Let me know? Can you include a screen shot for Windows.old/users?

Regards
UKMedia
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06 Aug 2014   #3
loopofeternity

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
All documents

all it shows is the following

perflogs
program files
profiles(x86)
windows
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06 Aug 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's Windows.old, not Windows.old\Users

Using Windows Explorer, expand C:\Windows.old and post a screen capture.
Expand C:\Windows.old\Users and post a screen capture.
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06 Aug 2014   #5
loopofeternity

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,as you can probably tell this is first time on a laptop as I don't know how to post a screen shot.
Can you control my laptop as I have heard it may be possible.
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06 Aug 2014   #6
loopofeternity

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Windows.old/users is not on there
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07 Aug 2014   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If Windows.old\Users is not there then your data is gone, sorry.

You could try running a program like Recuva but I don't think you'll have much success.
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07 Aug 2014   #8
loopofeternity

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply,gutted ive lost everything.
I was hoping that there was going to be a way of undoing last installation.
Once again thank you for the help.
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07 Aug 2014   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's why doing regular backups is so important.

Once a week, once a month or whenever you make any significant change to your computer, use a program like Macrium Reflect Free to make an image backup to an external USB hard drive. At the very least you should be backing up your data but an image backup is a better choice.

Won't help you now but will in the future.
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