Where are my documents pre upgrade to 8

I have recently upgraded to windows 8.1  from 7 Pro.

I cannot locate my documents pre upgrade.

I have managed to restore a cloud back up & have all from that, but I am missing all after the last back up -  71 Days worth.

Fool me for not backing up more recently.

Can anybody point me in a direction to locate the missing?
asked Nov 6, 2013 in Installation by anonymous

1 Answer

You mean post upgrade right?

When upgrading from 7 to 8.1 you will lose personal settings, personal files should be moved to a folder on your desktop in the best case

If they are not there I am afraid they might be gone, it's always important to backup files before doing a major upgade

In any case, download a tool called Locate32 and let it index your hard drive then search for a filename you remember, it's what I would do

In a worst-case scenario you will need to use Data recovery software, so .. dont install or move files or they will be gone forever
answered Nov 6, 2013 by oliversk (14,600 points)