1.    12 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Accidentaly lost Windows.old folder. Any way to recover?


    So today I performed a system file cleanup on my Local Disk (C and it permanently deleted my Windows.old folder. It contained VERY important files to me. I tried doing everything to recover it. I used EaseUS it didn't find it. I tried creating it again and looking at it's previous versions it says that it didn't find any. I don't have any restore points apparently too after the cleanup. Is there any way to recover it? I really need those files...
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  2.    12 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by zablablukas View Post
    So today I performed a system file cleanup on my Local Disk (C and it permanently deleted my Windows.old folder. It contained VERY important files to me. I tried doing everything to recover it. I used EaseUS it didn't find it. I tried creating it again and looking at it's previous versions it says that it didn't find any. I don't have any restore points apparently too after the cleanup. Is there any way to recover it? I really need those files...
    I've had that happen and the result was No, once Disk Cleanup did its job there was nothing to recover. Also involved is whether the install of Win10 was more than 30 days old as that can cause loss of the Windows.old Folder, set that way on purpose. I've experienced both 'features'.
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  3.    12 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    There are data recovery tool available. Since Disk cleanup just removes the pointer to the files and does not overwrite them you should be able to recover them. But once disk cleanup is run those files could be overwritten at any time. I don't have any current experience with what would work best for you, But I did want to say don't give up hope yet.

    Edit. Recurva by Piriform is free
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  4.    12 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    Data Recovery - Kroll Ontrack real deep scanner and more. don't format or overwrite anything on your disk. windows old has a time stamp.
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