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Windows 7: Lost Photos and Music

16 Jan 2010   #1
genesis65

Win XP
 
 
Lost Photos and Music

I just did an install of Win 7 over Vista Home Premium and lost all photos and music. Is there any way I can recover them?


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16 Jan 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Genesis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did a in-place upgrade install from Vista to Windows 7, then you may have a C:\Windows.old folder that contains a backup of everything in your previous Vista installation. You can navigate within this folder to where they were to copy them back into Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jan 2010   #3
genesis65

Win XP
 
 

Shawn,

THANK YOU so much for your help. This worked beautifully! I appreciate your help! --Chuck
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17 Jan 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Chuck. I'm happy that you were able to restore them.
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