Lost files after upgrading to Office 2007

Microsoft Office professional plus 2007
November 24, 2009 at 16:16:46
Specs: Windows XP
I had Office 2003 on my XP machine. I upgraded to 2007 without any problems. The next day, it asked me if I wanted to index my files for Advanced Search in Office 2007. I said yes and just had it to do it the directory where I store my documents and files. Now all my docs are gone! Any idea what happened and is there any way to get my files back? Thank you

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#1
November 24, 2009 at 16:41:26
Maybe your files do have the new extension, Office 2007 uses.
Office 2003 files are named - MyDocument.doc
Office 2007 files are named - MyDocument.docx

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#2
November 24, 2009 at 21:29:56
No, I did check for that as well as a folder copy.

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#3
November 25, 2009 at 08:34:27
Have you tried a simple search for one of your document files?

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#4
November 25, 2009 at 09:18:34
Yes and they're not there anymore.
I used a tool to try to restore the files. It restored files, but all the *.cs files look like gibberish now.
Never imagined an indexing advanced search feature would delete files...

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#5
November 25, 2009 at 10:21:41
Are the files in the recycle.bin?
Otherwise, you have to restore your files from a backup. I hope you have made a backup of your files in the past!

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