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11-Aug-2012, 02:18 PM #1
Can I recover my work after reinstall of W7
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I had an issue with windows 7 and was advised to reinstall. I have reinstalled and tried to recover my work via windows.old. The files have appeared, but none of my work documents inside. And yes I did not back-up this weeks work....!!! Please can anyone help?
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11-Aug-2012, 02:36 PM #2
where did you save your work - the old files takes the user acounts info - if you saved in a different location its probably lost

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11-Aug-2012, 02:53 PM #3
Hi Etaf,

I will have to say saving on file i created on desktop?

there was no attachment to read
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11-Aug-2012, 02:55 PM #4
sorry about that
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932912

if it was the desktop - then the files should be here
drive:\Windows.old\Users\UserName\Desktop
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11-Aug-2012, 03:01 PM #5
This is what I used to get the empty file boxes back. Also the desktop shortcuts appeared but need installing. If i take my computer to a professioanl can they not recover from the hard drive?
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11-Aug-2012, 03:09 PM #6
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Also the desktop shortcuts appeared but need installing
that would be normal if the programs have not been re-installed - a few that link to a windows default program may still work OK

did you save the actual file or a shortcut to it ?

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If i take my computer to a professioanl can they not recover from the hard drive?
possibly - but very expensive , Its a while since i did that type of restore on a windows 7 PC - I cant remember if it reformats the partition
its quite likely the new installation has over written the area on the harddrive the file may have been stored
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11-Aug-2012, 03:13 PM #7
I have up to a month ago so not all lost. What happens to the email same as I presume?
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What happens to the email same as I presume?
what email client was you using

drive:\Windows.old\Users\UserName

you may need the AppData folder - not sure if that folder was copied to the windows.old - it will be a hidden folder - so you may need to enable that
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11-Aug-2012, 03:33 PM #9
under users I have fund all the work!!! We might be saved...
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under users I have fund all the work!!! We might be saved...
excellent
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