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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1
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    Window 10

    Installing Window 10 and my files are gone. Need help.


    Greetings everyone,

    I have just installed window 10 from window 7, some of my files are still in tact but my personal files are gone?? I have already went to window.old files and check them but they are blank!! What can I do, I am in deep shit now, is there anyway I can get back my files and I don't think I have system restore.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Akira
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    What type of files and where were they originally located?
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3
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    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    The files are on my desktop when it was in version Window 7. It is in a account named FYP, now it is gone from my desktop. It is a MATLAB file, a programmer's program.
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Actual files of just shortcuts to the files? Was your Desktop folder in the default location? You selected the "Keep files and programs" option during the upgrade right? I've done 3 upgrades, 1 from Windows 7, and didn't lose anything. My user folders were even moved to a second drive. I have a bunch of shortcuts in my desktop folder, I do not keep any files their.
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 IoT

    System Restore points for the old OS are wiped during the upgrade to a new OS. Then new ones are saved as time goes on.
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #6
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    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    It is the actual file, not a short cut. The Keep files and programs is at default right? If so, I did choose that one. I did not change the default settings when changing versions. Why would anyone want to put delete all the files in window upgrade anyway??

    Thanks.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Selecting not to keep them basically does a clean install instead of an upgrade. Doing that can eliminate issues from incompatible software etc. If it was an actual file it should be in the Windows.old in the desktop folder for that account.
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #8
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    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    The folder in window.old is blank. Is this the end for me?..
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #9
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    Windows 10 IoT

    If you didn't back those files up to another location, yes, they are likely gone.
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  10.    06 Aug 2015 #10
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    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    What just happened?? Seriously this Window 10 is giving me a heart attack. When I go search from my COMPUTER and then picked the FYP user and search for the desktop, the item is there!! It is not gone but why it is not showing at the desktop at all?!! Omg I was literally crying 5 minutes ago. Everything seems to be fine. Thank you for your time Mr. alphanumeric.

    Regards,
    Akira
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