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i recently upgraded my system from xp to vista and for sum reason i now cant find any of my music, video and picture files. i was told to look for a windows.old folder and im not seeing it anywhere on my c drive. Even a friend asked me if i was sure that i chose the upgrade option instead of the clean copy installation and I am more than positive that i chose the upgrade option because im seeing alot of the same programs i had when i had xp. So could someone PLEASE tell me why i cant find over 50gb worth of songs, pictures and videos and what i can do to get them back???? Could it be that the folders just got renamed??

PLEASE HELP!!!! :sigh: :confused: :frown:
 

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yes, i already did that.. =(
After using computers for over 20 years, I have learned to never upgrade.

I use many different operating systems, eg. Vista and Ubuntu Linux etc, and in all my experiences, upgrading always causing some type of problems.

I have learned to never upgrade anymore. I now simply do a fresh install using the latest OS.

Then when it's up and running and configured to my liking, I use Acronis Trueimage to back it up.

Dear Kim, what you should have done was to backup all your pictures, movies etc onto a DVD, and then do a fresh new install.
 

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After using computers for over 20 years, I have learned to never upgrade.

I use many different operating systems, eg. Vista and Ubuntu Linux etc, and in all my experiences, upgrading always causing some type of problems.

I have learned to never upgrade anymore. I now simply do a fresh install using the latest OS.

Then when it's up and running and configured to my liking, I use Acronis Trueimage to back it up.

Dear Kim, what you should have done was to backup all your pictures, movies etc onto a DVD, and then do a fresh new install.
yeah, well... thanks for replying truthseeker.. but its kinda late for that, dont you think?? im trying to figure out what i can do from the point im at now.. there HAS to be a way i can retrieve all my files! i dont see how my programs came over but my personal ones didnt....

ANY ideas?? ANYONE?? :sigh:
 

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JKim,

I've read these stories before, although it's never happened to me.

The good news is that your data IS there. It's just a matter of finding it. It's not deleted, etc...

As I recall, the last User I read about had to dig around in the "Documents and Settings> etc.., etc..." folders until she found the data.

Do an Advanced search of the HD, looking for a specific file or folder that you KNOW for a fact existed. Use wildcards. It's there. Calm down. It's just a matter of finding it.
 

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i recently upgraded my system from xp to vista and for sum reason i now cant find any of my music, video and picture files. i was told to look for a windows.old folder and im not seeing it anywhere on my c drive. Even a friend asked me if i was sure that i chose the upgrade option instead of the clean copy installation and I am more than positive that i chose the upgrade option because im seeing alot of the same programs i had when i had xp. So could someone PLEASE tell me why i cant find over 50gb worth of songs, pictures and videos and what i can do to get them back???? Could it be that the folders just got renamed??

PLEASE HELP!!!! :sigh: :confused: :frown:
Use search function and they might be in your documents directory now under a slightly different name. (in the various "pictures" and "music" directories)
 
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