Recovering Lost Files on Windows XP

“Hi everyone, I got a transfer to another branch of the company where I have been working. So I needed to carry most of my files preserved on Windows XP computer at office. I started transferring the necessary files from my PC to external hard drive. But unfortunately, I removed external hard drive before files were transferred by thinking that the transfer process got completed. Therefore, I have lost few of files that were getting transferred from my Windows XP system to external HDD. Please help me to find those files if there is any way to recover. Thanks a lot...”

You may get issues like above in any tech blogs or if you have faced such problems, then there is good news. Lost files from Windows XP PC can be retrieved using file restoration software. You might have lost files from Windows XP computers in any scenario like above. The other cases leading to file loss from Windows XP are as given below, go through them to avoid in future.

Circumstances in which files are lost from Windows XP are:

  • OS re-installation: When OS is reinstalled, data from entire hard drive will be lost. Therefore you should backup files before reinstalling Windows XP OS
  • Formatting drive: Upon formatting hard drive partition on Windows XP, entire drive or partition files will be lost. You may format the drive unintentionally
  • Virus infection: Viruses may enter Windows XP computer via internet or through any of the virus infected devices connected to the PC and makes some files inaccessible by infecting them
  • Sudden system shutdown: Many times, the system may shutdown suddenly due to various reasons like accidentally pushing power button of CPU, power outage, OS crash, and so on

For all the above consequences, usage of the best file retrieval software is the solution. Yodot File Recovery software is one such tool that can be used to get back lost files from Windows XP computers.

Features of file recovery software worth noticing:

Yodot File Recovery helps you to retrieve lost files from Windows XP operating system based system. It has simple interface and powerful scanning mechanism to retrieve different file types like Microsoft Office files, documents, photos, videos, audios, etc. You can even restore deleted files from Windows XP computers. This program supports file recovery from not only internal hard drive, but also from external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards and other storage media on your Windows XP computer or laptop. Moreover, the tool is also compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

Descriptive steps to recover lost files from Windows XP:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your computer and install it
  • Run the utility and select “Lost File Recovery” from main screen
  • Next you will find list of partitions present in your Windows XP system
  • Then select icon of drive from where files are lost and click on “Next”
  • Select file types that you want to recover from the list on next screen of software and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning the selected drive or partition and completes the process in few minutes
  • View the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”; save the recovered files on a location on computer drive using “Save” option

Prevent do not Repent:

  • Make sure that the file transfer process is completed before removing external drives from or to which data is being moved
  • Keep regular backup of files on an external hard drive and avoid virus invasion by using updated anti-virus program

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