Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium took a blow. Installed new HD and loaded "Recovery Media". The old HD is in an external drive enclosure. I've enabled the Hidden Administrator Account, which lets me see some of what was on it, but not all. The Program Files (x86) folder had a lot of programs, but nothing is visible. Oh yeah, Explorer View options are set to show everything. What am I missing here?
Recover files from crashed HD after installing Windows 7 Home Prem on new HD(12 posts)
The folder is probably there from the new installation. The old one is most probably gone. If you did a clean install the NTFS File table was reset. Personally I don't thing you have a chance of recovering anything.
Now I am confused. Did you or did you not install anything on the old drive (the one you now have in the enclosure) that could have overwritten your files. That point was not quite clear from your initial posting.
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