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Windows 7: Please help me

03 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7
Please help me

Newb question but my OS is installed in C partition. And most of the files I want to retrieve are in D partition. If I just reinstalled my OS in C will I still be able get my files in D?

I want to upgrade to WIN7 anyways but wanna backup my files first.

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03 Jan 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello BananaMann,

You should be able to, but go ahead and post a screenshot showing your Disk Management window first just to make sure. :)

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04 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

When you install windows there is no C partition or any other letter for that matter. They are only labeled after windows is installed. The way you know which is which during an install is by there size. As long as you know which partition you want to install windows on you will be fine, and as long as you only format that partition and install windows on it, your other partition will not be affected and your files will be fine.

1 other important thing, if you have files that need a program to access them, that program will have to be installed on your new windows 7 install. Such as a word document or a pdf, you will have to install Microsoft Office Word and Adobe Reader etc.

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