View Full Version : Lost files when upgrading to XP

17-04-2004, 10:55 AM
I recently upgraded to XP Pro installed on a new hard drive. Now I can not find any of my jpeg, word or excel files on my old hard drive installed as D drive. These files were created under Win 98.

Jen C
17-04-2004, 02:50 PM
Hi and Welcome to PressF1 :)

So your old Win98 drive is now installed as a slave drive? Can you browse this drive at all or it is only those specific file types which cannot be found?

17-04-2004, 11:30 PM
Yes that is right. It is installed as a slave drive and I can browse it but all word, excel and jpeg files are gone???

17-04-2004, 11:40 PM
Were they all stored on teh desktop by anychance?

if so they can be found in the 'desktop' folder which will be within your windows folder on the slave drive.

You could also try running a system search for *.jpg,this will find every file with that extension on whatever drive you point it at.

18-04-2004, 11:14 PM
I tried all that, but still no luck. I may have to install the drive in a computer running Win 98 and see if that helps.