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Windows.old File Recovery from Windows 10

Updated on Apr 02, 2018 by Jean to File Recovery


We are very sorry, but you can not go back. This message might imply that you have lost or deleted the Windows.old folder files and you have to do Windows.old file recovery and then go back to the previous Windows version.

What is Windows.old folder? I can't go back without it

"We're sorry, but you can't go back". This is the Windows 10 downgrading trouble that I've met, and I tried so many times, but still get the same message. I checked on forums and was told that I might have lost or deleted the data and files in Windows.old folder. What is that? Is Windows.old file recovery possible? It seems that I can't downgrade my laptop to Windows 8.1 from Windows 10 now since I didn't back up the system before upgrading.

What is Windows.old? It's a file folder that houses the data and files from your previous Windows system, and normally reverts back to the old system requires the Windows.old to be intact. Users who have a system backup or those that don't expect a system rollback can simply delete it after a successful Windows 10 upgrade, to free disk space.

However, if you have neither a backup nor an intact Windows.old data, then going back to the old Windows version may become a little troublesome unless you find the loss or just spend some money and reinstall your preferred Windows system.

How to restore Windows.old in Windows 10?

Don't be upset. It's not a big deal until the missing files are recovered. Now you should firstly find a professional data recovery tool, which we suggest you turn to EaseUS file recovery software, which is able to recover all types of files like archives, documents, pictures, video, music and more. So you may have a try. Learn from the following guide, and get back the Windows.old file.

Step1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select disk partition or storage location where you lost files and click "Scan".

select all file types to recover Windows.old files.

Step2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan to find lost Windows.old files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more files;

select hard drive to scan Windows.old folder.

Step3. Preview and restore lost files;
You can preview found data by file types, select found files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

choose the recoverable Windows.old file and recover.