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Windows 7: Find File Problem

02 Apr 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Find File Problem

Hi -- Need a little help here. I have Win 7 and did a search for a PDF file that I made when I had XP. I felt sure I had restored it to Win 7 from my XP files. When I did a search I found the file in C:\Documents and Settings. I couldn't find Documents and Settings and got to thinking that possibly that was a XP folder and Win 7 did not have it. I still have my Windows.Old folder on my C:\. Is Documents and Settings a XP folder and not Win 7 and do you think I am getting the hit for the file because it is still in my WIndows.Old folder? I thought I would ask before I take the time to open up the Windows.Old folder which takes a while.

Thanks,


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02 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There is a document and settings folder for both XP and Seven. In my opinion your search can be looking at the documents and settings in windows.old

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02 Apr 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I couldn't find Documents and Settings and got to thinking that possibly that was a XP folder and Win 7 did not have it. I still have my Windows.Old folder on my C:\. Is Documents and Settings a XP folder and not Win 7
I think you've answered your own question there.

EDIT: Maybe not then, but also think the file will be in your Windows old folder.
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02 Apr 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to both of you. I thought I was going wacky there for a while. All though neither of you have confirmed that I am not going whacky.
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02 Apr 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
All though neither of you have confirmed that I am not going whacky.
The results showed you were, so I can't bring myself to lie to you.
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