Regain Files from User Account

“I have created my account on Windows computer and kept on adding all the files related to my work. But yesterday night when I tried opening my account, it displayed an error message that “Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted," So I configured new account and deleted the older one. But before configuring, I forgot to take backup of files present in that old account. Those files were very crucial and I want them back at any cost. Can anyone let me know the procedure to recover files from user account?”

Windows computer allows users to create their own account and with different user accounts on the computer, each user can maintain their own files and settings. But sometimes user profiles can get corrupted because of Windows crash or other serious issue related to software. When this encounters, you may see an error message which states that your profile is corrupted. You can easily get rid of such error message by deleting the user account and creating new one. But deleting a user account from your computer will not only remove the account itself but it will also delete the personal files and documents connected with that account. This can prove to be problematic when a needed file is unintentionally deleted due to this feature.

However, Windows OS know the importance of your files and folders; so while deleting account it provides an option named “Keep files”. If you click on this option, then Windows will automatically save the contents of user account like documents, favorites, music, pictures and video folders to a new folder with the name that you have given while creating your account. But many users do not make use of this option and directly click on “Delete files” option. This leads to the deletion of user account along with files present in it. While your account seems to be gone forever from your system, nothing is ever completely erased in the world of computing. The basic way to recover files from user account is utilizing proficient file recovery software.

Application to retrieve files from user account

Yodot File Recovery software guarantees efficient recovery of lost or deleted files / folders from user account. It offers wizard based interface for recovering your files from Windows OS based computers/notebooks. With the help of this application, you can browse a drive’s individual folder to look for deleted and lost files. You can even search for deleted files based on its name, file size and creation date. It supports undeleting files from FAT, NTFS, exFAT and ReFS file system formatted drives. This file recovery utility operates in read only modes and ensures safety of recovered files from specified user account.

Steps to get back files from user account:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software in a drive other than the one from where you want to recover deleted files
  • Launch the software and start the recovery procedure
  • You can see now two options which are “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Select “Deleted File Recovery” option and click next. The software will start scanning the hard drive to recover your files
  • The software will scan and display the list of found files in two different view types
  • Choose files which you want to restore from the list of recoverable files and select the destination location to store the recovered files


  • Click on “Keep files” option at the time of deleting user account, so that files does not get deleted even if you delete your account
  • Do not use your computer to add any files when you have lost files from it