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Windows 7: Windows.old

14 Apr 2014   #1
Doug Erdman

Windows 7 32 bit

I installed Windows 7 over an Xp and during the install, the computer froze, the only thing left to do was to do a cold reboot and hope it comes back but guess what it didn't so I start reinstalling the program and this time it came up with a Windows.old and Windows.old00. Tried searching everywhere for my files but can't find them anywhere can someone please help me???


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14 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

What happens when you double click Windows.old?
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15 Apr 2014   #3
Doug Erdman

Windows 7 32 bit

Folders Show up in both Windows.old and Windows.old00, but there is nothing in the folders they are all empty.
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10 May 2014   #4

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker

Don't forget to go to Control Panel | Folder Options and enable the display of system files, hidden files, etc. There's a few options that I regularly change there from the default after a new system is installed, for visibility purposes.
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10 May 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro

This is why you should always back up your files. You possibly have lost everything.
Also you cannot upgrade xp to 7, so your files would not be kept anyway if you installed 7 over xp....It says that on the windows 7 media box/cd/instructions.
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10 May 2014   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Doug, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, see if you may have hidden protected operating system C:\$INPLACE.~TR and C:\WINDOWS.~Q backup folders available that may contain your files.
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