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Windows 7: cannot see files inside the folder

03 May 2012   #1

cannot see files inside the folder

soryy my english bad :
i have install fresh win7 , and for sure old files go to windows .old folder
but when i go to this folder , i see only the forlders and cannot see the files !!!
cannot see files inside the folder-capture.jpg
cannot see files inside the folder-2231.jpg

tips : i have 2 windows
one old on an old hard disk
the other on a hard disk
one of them slave mean its win not working now ,

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03 May 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dawa,

What happens when you double click on the Windows.old and Windows.old.000 folders to open them?

Are you clicking on them with the correct left/right mouse or touchpad button?
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03 May 2012   #3


when i duble click on the folder named Windows.old.000 i only go inside it and see allot folders ( old win) but never find any file , only folders with nothing inside them !

exmple :
when i go there i see allot folders only folders , nothing inside them , no fils
0 Files, 10,964 Folders
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03 May 2012   #4

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

You should take a look at this: Windows.old Folder - Delete
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03 May 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I agree with Koolkat above. If there's nothing in them that you do not need, then you can safely delete them to regain any HDD space that they are using. These folders are only copies of files/folders from a previous installation when you have done either a upgrade or repair install.
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04 May 2012   #6


i don't wanna delete them ., i need them !
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04 May 2012   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

There doesn't appear to be anything in them other than empty folders.

As a test, you could use step 4 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to have your hidden files show to see if the files may have been hidden in them before. If they are still empty afterwards, then you could step 5 to not have the hidden files show.

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