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Reset Windows 10 and keep old files separate

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#1 fribbels1


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 12:58 PM

Hi, I'm trying to reset Windows 10 right now, and I want to keep my old files. From what I understand this leaves the files exactly where they are right now. Is there a way to reset and keep them all in a separate folder like the Windows.old folder when upgrading to 10? Thanks in advance.

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#2 thedarkness


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 02:18 PM

If you have the space you could create a new partition on the C drive with a tool such as easeus partition manager or any similar tool you trust, then make a copy of your files to that partition. I believe a reset should not affect your hard drive partition or content. To keep files in the safest place during a full reset however, a backup of your files to an external drive is going to be the best option before you attempt anything, in case any errors occur during either partitioning or a reset.

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