Recovering old windows files after a new install of windows *please help!*

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Stuna2150's picture
Joined: 08/14/2010
Posts: 50

I was given a lap top to extract personal info, re-install a fresh windows 7, put personal info back and then ad anti virus.

This person had another user account i completely forgot about once i was done extracting stuff from the main account.

How can i get to those old windows files and retrieve what i can? I still havnt deleted the old windows files in disk cleaner! i virus scanned the computer once i was done and it started scanning those old files so i know they are still there!!

Any help would be AMAZING!

Never mind! I found it! its in "C" Drive as "Windows.Old"
I cant figure out how to delete this thread so please dont penalize me :/

This person is in a serious relationship with technology <3

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5401

That's fine, you solved it. Someone will find this solution helpful, so I'll leave the read.

Rodney Reynolds,