Hidden contents of a "reformatted" (?) C drive.

Howdy, Foax! (1)    I just performed an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Despite backing up all documents and settings to an external drive for subsequent, selective reinstallation, the upgrade appears not to have wiped and reformatted my C drive as I’d expected, but to have ignored all files and folders on that drive, which remains 95% full. Despite the drive’s bloated status, opening My Documents in Win 7 reveals no files or folders. Can any tell me how to access and/or remove these old documents from my C drive?
 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 498 Applies to:
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Is there a folder named "Windows.old"?

If there is then delete it, as it contains all your Windows XP files and folders.
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Hi WaltfrCampSwampy,

To add to J W Stuart's post. Please take caution before you delete the Windows.old folder. This folder can contain many wanted files and folders so please make a backup before you delete it.

Hope this helps!

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