I am really hoping that someone can help me with this. I have tried searching online for a solution but this situation seems a bit "unique"...
About a week ago my Desktop failed: BSOD, wouldn't reboot even in safe mode. After about a day of trying, problem was unidentified and unresolved so I resorted to reinstalling Windows 8 from CD. All good - old files were in Windows.old. I didn't appreciate that they only stayed there for 28 days otherwise I might have taken more immediate action, but you live and learn.
My problem is that yesterday morning (6 Sept 2015), I booted up my PC and after a bit went off to shower. When I returned, I found that it was in the process of updating to Windows 8.1 (grrrrrr). This was irritating enough but this morning I have realised that the Windows.old has seemingly been completely overwritten. It has a creation date of 6-Sept 2015 and there are no files to retrieve, no documents folder and so on. Furthermore, I have looked to see if I can restore to a previous version (ie pre-upgrade) and there are no restore points.
At this point in time, I just would like to retrieve my files. Any ideas or suggestions would be very greatly appreciated.
Edited by Maursh, 07 September 2015 - 12:11 AM.