Windows 10: Lost my files in Windows.old after Win10 version 2004 update

Discus and support Lost my files in Windows.old after Win10 version 2004 update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Please help me, I lost all my work files in the Windows.old folder. My computer had some serious problems a while back and I was forced to reinstall... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by alvinxu3, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. alvinxu3 Win User

    Lost my files in Windows.old after Win10 version 2004 update


    Please help me, I lost all my work files in the Windows.old folder.


    My computer had some serious problems a while back and I was forced to reinstall window 10. I have backed up all my files then, but since all the files was kept in the Windows.old folder after reinstalling win10, I foolishly just kept the files there thinking nothing would happen to the Windows.old folder.

    Now, 9 months later, I have been working and saving my files in the same folder still in the Windows.old folder. However, yesterday when I try to open my work file folder in Windows.old, it's gone. The whole Windows.old folder is missing. I realize a Win10 update is prompting me to restart my computer, I thought that might by why my files are missing. So I restarted my computer and started the update.


    After the update, the Windows.old folder is back. But none of my files are in there. It seems to have backed up a new version of the old windows but kept none of my files. I deleted all the window files in previous Windows.old folder and only kept my work folder/files in the windows.old folder. Now, after the update, the window.old folder has all the window files back again but my work file folders are gone.

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    Unfortunately, I have not backed up any of my files since the last backup when I reinstall windows. Can someone please help me with how I can go about recovering my files?

    :)
     
    alvinxu3, Feb 23, 2021
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    Lost my files in Windows.old after Win10 version 2004 update

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    user33331, Feb 23, 2021
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