Windows 10: Windows 10 update deleted my files in windows.old

  1.    22 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 10 update deleted my files in windows.old


    1) Last night, Windows automatically started installing updates 'insider preview 14931'

    2) All my files in c://windows.old were deleted - my harddrive went from around 30gb free space to 90gb

    3) I have tried recurva, easyus and stellar recovery tools - recurva shows the files but recovers them as corrupt files...

    What should I do? This is a joke.

    Thanks in advance
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       22 Oct 2016 #2

    What should I do? This is a joke.
    What is a joke, your post or the "problem"? Seems to be to be a serious problem for you.

    The Windows.old Folder on my computers have never contain any of my personal data, appears to be just there so the 'go-back' feature can be used within the 10 day period to return to the previous version of Windows. After Windows has been used for awhile and programs installed the Folder will be larger, usually not an issue. Disk Cleanup can be used to delete the Windows.old Folder, useful when having smaller amounts of free space. Of course the foregoing does not apply when not using the default locations for storage of data.
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  3.    22 Oct 2016 #3

    quit32 said: View Post
    1) Last night, Windows automatically started installing updates 'insider preview 14931'

    2) All my files in c://windows.old were deleted - my harddrive went from around 30gb free space to 90gb

    3) I have tried recurva, easyus and stellar recovery tools - recurva shows the files but recovers them as corrupt files...

    What should I do? This is a joke.

    Thanks in advance
    Each time you get a build upgrade, it creates a new windows.old. So obviously you will lose stuff still left in previous version. Quite why the stuff was still in windows.old I cannot say, but given windows.old is only kept for 10 days, you should have backed up the data or moved it.
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