Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Upgraded from VISTA to WIN7 and lost data files and the shop wont help

04 Dec 2014   #1
hrpuffnstuff

win 7 32 ultimate
 
 
Upgraded from VISTA to WIN7 and lost data files and the shop wont help

He folks

Go gentle now, newbie here...

OK so Vista downloaded a KB file and there was a bug in it, @ startup all it did was LOOP with stage 3, didnt have the install disk so the shop said "Upgrade Sir to win7"
Hmmm ok I will

I got home and saw the hard drive had been divided into 2 (C & D drives on one hard drive)

Open firefox...BANG!!! all bookmarks lost
I have recovered them before so went into run and did the same (I googled the words so cant remebere them now...sorry) "this folder is...EMPTY"

WTF!!!
This is my life (I am businessman and all my web pages are there)

Now I know some will say "didnt you backup to cloud blah blah"
Nooooo i didnt because the shop said "Sir no problems you wont loose any files we only upgrade"

Folks...I NEED these bookmarks back

ANY ideas would be welcomed

Sorry if I posted in the wrong forum


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello hrpuffnstuff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to see if you may have a "C:\Windows.old" folder that may contain them in the same location within this folder. This folder is a copy of your previous installation that get's created when you do an upgrade install.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2014   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If there's no windows.old folder, looks like they did an Custom install, not an Upgrade -- and in that case, all the previous files and folders are gone (kind of ...).

You MIGHT be able to recover the old Favorites by using data recovery apps. One free one is Recuva. The best one I've used is RecoverMyFiles, and you can install and try it for free, but you have to buy a license to do the actual data recovery.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Dec 2014   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It's a really big problem to those people who make a fool out of their customers. I don't even know if the employees of the shop that you went on knows the "Vista to 7 Upgrade"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Upgraded from VISTA to WIN7 and lost data files and the shop wont help




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Lost connection between Win7 laptop & Vista desktop (x64)
I did set up a connection between my Win 7 x64 laptop & vista x64 desktop where I could access my desktop files from the laptop but no access to laptop from the desktop & I was ok with that. Suddenly a few days back, I lost the connection from the laptop & I don't have any clue to that. I've...
Network & Sharing
Upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 - Files are gone!
I've installed the Windows 7 upgrade from Vista onto my C drive - I was careful about making sure I didn't do a custom installation because I wanted to keep my files and programs. After the installation - my programs are still installed, the file folders are still there, but the folders on my D...
Installation & Setup
Upgraded Vista -Win7 now crashing Outlook 2003
Hi I upgraded from Vista to Win7 and receive regular updates from MS. Since the upgrade when I open Outlook 2003 it starts downloading emails and Ĺ way through it crashes. Typically I need to run - detect and repair a few x . Additionally, i set up sub folders / rules and they donít seem to...
Microsoft Office
Just upgraded wifes Vista HP to WIN7 HP
and no problem. WIN7 Upgrade advisor said that Arcsoft 5.5 (software that came with Canon Lide25 scanner) would have issues, but post-upgrade, none. Her GeoForce Fx5200 and her soundcard drivers were both updated by Windows Update after install and likewsie that we off without a hitch. ...
Installation & Setup
lost functions / programs. upgraded to 7 from vista
Hi recently went from the pre installed vista on my HP dv6920ea laptop to 7enterprise. When i put in a cd or usb key there is no autorun box that appears now. Also ive lost the pre installed cd / dvd burning / copying program. Where might i find that again? thanks
General Discussion
Vista/Win7..wont boot Win7 without DVD in drive
Hello all, I tried as best I could to search on this and saw a few similar threads but still cant get this to work right. As the tittle says, I have a HP desktop that came with Vista, I partitioned my C drive (which already had a small partition from HP for the recovery stuff labeled D:)...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App