I upgraded from windows xp to 7 the files in my windows.old folder are hidden. How do I gain access to them?

I made the upgrade form Windows XP to Windows 7. The files placed in the windows.old folder are hidden. I know they are there because the system tells me they are taking  up memory. How do I make then usable?
To view hidden files:
1 - Type the word folder into your Start menu, then choose Folder Options
2 - On the view tab, under the Hidden Files and Folders section, select to show the files.
3 - Click OK to save the choice.

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 52 Applies to: