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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1
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    Lost Everything on Windows 10 Install


    how can I retrieve my lost data and art work. I have tried everything. thanks
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakoksal2777 View Post
    how can I retrieve my lost data and art work. I have tried everything. thanks
    If you did a clean install .... you can't, unless you had it backed up on a different drive or partition. That's what the "clean" part means in clean install.
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3
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    I didn't think it did a clean install.
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakoksal2777 View Post
    I didn't think it did a clean install.
    How did you do the install?
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakoksal2777 View Post
    I didn't think it did a clean install.
    On an upgrade you should not have lost your data and artwork. You can try looking for a C:\Windows.old folder and see if it is there - but I don't know if user data gets saved in that folder from the previous version or not. Also, look in C:\Users and check in each of the accounts listed there and see if you created a new account where your data is not - and see if an old account is still there where the data might be.
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #6
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    i think it really important to always backup user-account-data when doing os migration
    this save trouble, and it can used for restoring some software setting also
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7
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    Nothing in old folder
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #8
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    It did it while I was asleep....
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #9
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    ouch. I hope you have backups. For example use Macrium Reflect.
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  10.    06 Aug 2015 #10
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    You really need to get someone with the skill to be able to check this drive out. Certainly, an automatic upgrade wouldn't take it upon itself to do a clean install but something has gone wrong.

    If the data has been deleted, Data Recovery specialists could very likely retrieve it, at a cost.

    So, my advice is to stop using this comp now and get a tech to look it over.
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