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Accidently deleted Windows.old folder after a restore and need it back

  • Windows
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 7
July 5, 2014 7:58:33 PM

I did a restore on Windows 8, got a Windows.old folder. While I was trying to figure out what to do with the folder it is now gone. I need documents, pictures, etc. in that folder! How can I get it back!

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a c 1338 $ Windows 7
a c 1216 * Windows 8
July 5, 2014 8:16:15 PM

You could try any of the file recovery applications....Recuva, perhaps.
But for the whole of the windows.old to find a few specific files? I'd not hold out any hope. None at all.
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
July 5, 2014 9:15:19 PM

Do you have Windows 7 Home or Pro? I bellieve that 7 Pro has and maybe Home also, has the Previous versions tab.

Try right-clicking on your C:\ and then on Previous Versions (If it is available).