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Thread: Recovering Windows 7 old folder

  1. #1
    Robrow is offline New Member
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    May 2016

    Cool Recovering Windows 7 old folder

    By mistake I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro over the same Windows 7 Pro I had installed.
    A windows.old folder was created, which looks to have all my previous data, users, programs etc.
    How do I restore the 'old' folder to the same Windows 7 set up - Users/my documents/installed programs, etc.
    The Windows 7 installation disc I have is an OEM disc.
    Should I back up the windows.old folder as well

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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    Dec 2008


    Just copy each folder (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos etc.) to the "new" W7-folders.
    Later, when you have confirmed that all your "old" files are where they should be, you delete the windows.old-folder.

    But, i have another suggestion: create a new partition for all your files (Documents, Music, Pictures Videos etc). instead.
    Create a partition.
    Change the locations of the files (which is really simple).

    Instructions: Use separate partitions for the operating system and your personal files
    Last edited by hackerman1; 20th May 2016 at 16:05.

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