If you have ever upgraded your Windows installation without formatting, you have probably come across the folder which houses all the files from your previous installation. You might be wondering if you can actually remove the Windows.
OLD folder, and the answer is that you definitely can — just read our article on the topic for more.
Even deactivated themes and plugins can leave your system vulnerable.
Now press the shift button on your keyboard and right click on one of the items, then navigate to the “Send to” section of the context menu.
You will notice that by holding the shift key we have unlocked a whole bunch of hidden items in the context menu, so you can go ahead and send the files to their matching folder in your current Windows installation.
Hackers can immediately write bots to automatically crawl the web and exploit these vulnerabilities.
Outdated themes, plugins, and Word Press version are the number one way hackers gain access to your site (besides brute force hacks of your login).
Just make sure that you don’t want to revert back to the previous operating system before you do, and that you don’t need any files stored in it (which is pretty unlikely but it’s still best to make sure).
If you wish to restore your files manually you can open up the Computer panel and navigate to the root of your OS drive to access the folder.
WARNING: The upgrade process will affect all files and folders included in the main Word Press installation.
This includes all the core files used to run Word Press.
Admittedly restoring all your files via the manual method can be rather tedious.
So Microsoft has recently introduced a new troubleshooter, which you can grab from the Windows site, that automatically moves all your files in the folder to the corresponding locations within your new Windows installation.
If you need one from before the oldest shown, please contact our Support team so we can see what older backups are available (typically to a maximum of the last 60 backups).