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Windows 7: Files gone after installation

18 Nov 2009   #1
ruudjw

Win7
 
 
Files gone after installation

Hi,

After a failing attempt to do a Vista -> Win7 upgrade, I had to start with a clean installation.
I installed Win7 on my C: partion, while all my data is stored on a D: partion.

After it finished I noticed that lost of files are missing.
I had several games installed on de D: partion, but I don't see any exe file no more.

HELP what has happened.

Thanks so far.

Ruud


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18 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I believe a "clean" installation will format the entire C: drive
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18 Nov 2009   #3
ruudjw

Win7
 
 

No it did not do a format, since other files are still there.
To make it even worse, if look in the backup I made with Vista, I still do not see the file I am missing.

I also found that it had moved my music, movie and pictures to a non logical place.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

check to see if you have a windows.old file.... if so, look in there....
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18 Nov 2009   #5
ruudjw

Win7
 
 

And there not in there either.
It are mainly the exe files that I don't see, almost like some kind of security issue??

I am administrator and have given myself full ownership of all objects.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

The C:\windows.old directory can be safely deleted.
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18 Nov 2009   #7
ruudjw

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
The C:\windows.old directory can be safely deleted.
Has been done, both windows.old and windows.old.000
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18 Nov 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

What type of files were missing and what directory were they in?
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18 Nov 2009   #9
ruudjw

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
What type of files were missing and what directory were they in?
Mostly exe files and they were spread through al kinds of directories.
It was not in just 1 dir, but in several. And all exe files.
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18 Nov 2009   #10
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Possibly under the Program Files directory?

A "clean" install would wipe out all these files.

Anyway, a "clean" install requires that you have to re-install all your rd party applications.
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