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For those who do not know what Windows.old folder is, here is a short description of the same. Windows.old is a file folder housing your former version Windows system data and files, and so that you may revert to your former OS, the Windows.old folder is required to remain undamaged. If you have a system backup or if you do not assume a rollback in your computer, you can obliterate it after you have upgraded your current Windows version to Windows 10. This deletion will help you free the disk space.

However, if you neither possess a backup facility nor an undamaged Windows.old folder, it would bring you to significant pain to revert to your older Windows version. So, it is not recommended by experts to delete this folder.

Now, let us consider the question “How to recover old files from Windows?” manually. The process might be done this way:

  • First, open the Windows File Explorer. Then navigate to that drive where the Windows is installed which is usually the C drive ( by default)
  • Press enter on “Windows.old” on the Search bar atop the Windows Explorer. Now, open it.
  • Open Users folder, and then double-click on the account belonging to you. Navigate to the folder which comprises of the file you wish to recover.
  • Now, you have come to the point where you can restore the Windows.old file. To do this, all that is required is to copy the data you desire to recover and then paste to a different hard drive on your new Windows.

Although the manual methods are perfect and can be used easily, you might have situations in which there is a requirement of easier techniques. Therefore, you would want to know about a third-party tool. An example of this is Kernel for Windows Data Recovery software. This Tool has been created in such a way that you may efficiently and accurately recover your Windows data. Additionally, the Tool can be used in two to three steps and hence you need not wait for your data. The Tool possesses some highly unique features which set it apart from all other tools. These features are enumerated here below:

  • The Tool has been created in a way to recover those files that are lost and deleted.
  • Supports more than seventy different formats in which you may save the file to preview the file in different formats.
  • The tool has a Find option which helps you to search out particular file format.
  • Moreover, you can customize the software’s settings thereby permitting you to set up sectors to be comprehended or read art one go.

In the following, we wish to elaborate on the recovery procedure of Windows.old files.

Using Quick Scan

  1. Launch the Kernel for Windows Data Recovery tool and click on the Quick Scan icon.

    Launch Windows Data Recovery tool

  2. Select the drive with the data to recover (C drive for Windows.old files) and click Next.Select drive to recover
  3. Select between Use existing partition info. Now click OK.Select partition info
  4. The process begins.Start process
  5. Select a particular partition. Click Next.Select the particular partition
  6. The process of recovery begins.Process started
  7. Select the folder from the folder tree on the left and select the required files. Click Recover.Select required file
  8. Select the place where you want to save file. Click OK.Select place to save file
  9. The process of saving the data begins.Saving process started
  10. On completion, you get the following message. Click OK.Process finished


Windows.old files may many times contain treasures of valuable data. It is only apt that you try to gain them back if lost. I hope this write-up gives you an insight into the different methods to recover them. The software also help to fix Windows 10 corruption issues of any kind. In case if you have any queries on either downloading or using this software, do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team would be happy to be of service.

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