Re: how do I find files discarded by Windows upgrade?
"Keith Miller (MVP)" wrote:
> Make sure Explorer is set to show both hidden & system files, then look for
> a folder named Windows.Old on your system drive.
> Good Luck,
> Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> "brucedoesbms" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I recently upgraded from Windows Vista Home Basic to Windows Vista
> > While running the Disk Cleanup utility, listed under "files to delete:"
> > was
> > an unchecked box "Files discarded by Windows upgrade 1.34GB". The
> > description box below states: "Files from a previous Windows installation.
> > As
> > a precaution, Windows upgrade keeps a copy of any files that were not
> > moved
> > to the new version of Windows and were not identified as Windows system
> > files. If you are sure that no user's personal files are missing after the
> > upgrade, you can delete these files." My question: How do I find these
> > files
> > so I can decide if I wish to delete or not?
I did as you suggested and found no folder named windows.old. In looking
back through the upgrade instructions, that folder is created only if you do
a clean install (when selecting "Custom" instead of "Upgrade"). In this case,
I merely did the Upgrade option, so all apps, files, and settings should be
retained. The Disk Cleanup utility still indicates 1.34GB of "files discarded
by Windows upgrade, and I still have not been able to locate them. Thanks for