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How to move or to copy music files from the Windows.old folder in Windows Vista
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This article describes how to move or to copy the music files that were stored in the "My Music" folder in an earlier version of Microsoft Windows to Windows Vista. These files are stored in the Windows.old folder that is created when you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista.
Note If you install Windows Vista over a different version of Windows Vista, the music files will be stored in a different path and the folder name will be different.
If you install Windows Vista without formatting the computer's hard disk drive, the music files that are stored in the "My Music" folder in the earlier version of Windows are moved to the Windows.old folder.
To move or to copy the previous "My Music" folder to the Music folder in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
For more information about how to restore your personal files after you install Windows Vista, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932912/ )How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927839/ )Folders on partitions used to install Windows Vista may be moved or may be renamed to end with .OLD