Windows 10: OS re-install with option to remove all files - Now OneDrive files are gone

Discus and support OS re-install with option to remove all files - Now OneDrive files are gone in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I was reinstalling my WindowsBacked up my personal files to my OneDrive Started the OS re installation with option to remove all files from the PC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by amgguti, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. amgguti Win User

    OS re-install with option to remove all files - Now OneDrive files are gone


    I was reinstalling my WindowsBacked up my personal files to my OneDrive Started the OS re installation with option to remove all files from the PC because I want a clean installation Issue - the above process also deleted all files from my OneDrive. The Recycle bin is also empty. Its as if I have a new OneDrive. How can I get my files back?

    :)
     
    amgguti, Jul 26, 2021
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  2. Drone Win User

    Remove an OS installation without removing files?

    There's no way to keep files and delete OS without installing a new OS. You can create a new partition on that drive, drop your files there and format partition with OS.
     
    Drone, Jul 26, 2021
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  3. Remove an OS installation without removing files?

    Its been a while since I did this sort of thing and I need help, I bought an 120gb SSD(Crucial M500) and will install windows 8 on it to be my boot OS/Drive later,

    however I still have my very old Windows 7 installed on my 1TB drive(still currently my boot drive). I plan to keep most of the files in that Drive, but not the actual OS itself.. and I don't plan on dual booting, how can I remove the windows 7 on the 1TB Drive but still keep the non-OS files in there for backup purposes while I'm still setting up my new OS?
     
    lyndonguitar, Jul 26, 2021
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  4. slozomby Win User

    OS re-install with option to remove all files - Now OneDrive files are gone

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Jul 26, 2021
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