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Windows 7: Windows.old folder missing documents

11 Aug 2009   #1
AliShaikh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Windows.old folder missing documents

Hello guys, I just installed Win 7 64 Ultimate. In the windows.old folder there are the Program files still there from old windows, but I can't find the documents!! When I go into Windows.old > Users > NOTHING IN HERE!! Only Public and default, not my old username which had docs in it!
The files are still there because the harddrive space is the same as it was before the install. Its still 150GB/640GB free, like it was with vista. So where are all my downloads? I had over 300 irreplaceable videos!!!
What should I do?


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11 Aug 2009   #2
Umbrella420

XP SP3 & Vista x64 SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

They should be a folder in your C drive which has all of your old documents in, or check your current Windows 7 documents folder =]
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11 Aug 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Umbrella420 View Post
They should be a folder in your C drive which has all of your old documents in, or check your current Windows 7 documents folder =]
A word to the wise .... ALWAYS, ALWAYS back up your data to a seperate drive or partition before installing/upgrading an OS...
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11 Aug 2009   #4
AliShaikh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I know, my documents are NOT in my Windows.old folder or I can't see them(I have enabled hidden folders)
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11 Aug 2009   #5
Umbrella420

XP SP3 & Vista x64 SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Check your personal folder and the folder 'Documents' loacated inside your personal folder. If they are not there check the C: Drive for a folder containing your old documents.
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11 Aug 2009   #6
AliShaikh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Dude... You don't seem to understand. I know where they SHOULD be(In my other comp all my other docs are in there) but not in this one! Where could they be
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11 Aug 2009   #7
Umbrella420

XP SP3 & Vista x64 SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Search your entire PC for a file which you know is in the documents folder and then just open location, if it wont find it i think your screwed, you could try downloading Undelete Plus, a great program to recover deleted files
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11 Aug 2009   #8
AliShaikh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

its not there! What do I do? I will try undelete plus and report back.
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11 Aug 2009   #9
AliShaikh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Not with Undelete Plus either!
Am I screwed?
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11 Aug 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AliShaikh View Post
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Not with Undelete Plus either!
Am I screwed?
Blued, Screwed and Tattooed... Im really sorry, but I hope you come away from this having learned from personal experience, the #1 rule in computing.... back up! Learn it, Love it, LIVE IT!!!
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