How to Restore Files after Reinstalling Windows 7?

“I have decided to reinstall Windows 7 operating system as my system speed was tremendously decreased due to viruses. But while reinstalling, my system got shutdown as a result of power failure. When power was resumed, I have restarted the process of reinstalling Windows 7 operating system. I checked Windows 7 system after completion of re-stalling Windows 7 OS, but I could not find some files on its hard drive. Can anyone help me out in this regard?”

Just chill!!! Read this page to explore the way to resolve your problem. At some point of time you will have to reinstall your Windows 7 operating system because of registry problems, file system corruption, severe malware infestation or other problem Installing a new OS on your computer or reinstalling your old OS is a great way to get things running smoothly again and add new features to your computer. Before accomplishing reinstalling process, keeping backup of your system data will keep you secure when you come across any unforeseen obstacles as mentioned in above scenario. However if you have not backed up important data and reminded it after reinstallation, then there is still a way to get your data back.

During the process of reinstalling Windows 7 operating system, Windows will automatically create a folder named “Windows.old” in “C” drive. It contains all the important files such as user data, program files, OS related files etc. from the older version of Windows 7 that was installed on your computer. It works as temporary file on your computer and is not used by current operating system.  Hence copy required files and folders from “Windows.old” folder and then paste it to the user account. Soon after copying, delete “Windows.old” folder by using Windows Disk Cleaner tool present in C drive properties. But in case something goes wrong while reinstalling Windows 7 OS, then your files will not be saved in “Windows.old” folder or even if present it might display error message instead of opening. In such situation to get your data back, you are supposed to use right hard drive data recovery software.

Get back lost files after reinstalling Windows 7 OS;

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software serves as the best method to recover data after reinstalling Windows 7 operating system. It can restore your data safely from internal hard drive which is formatted with FAT and NTFS file system. It is one of the powerful software as it can recover data lost due to critical loss scenarios such as corruption, formatting, hard drive failure etc. on Windows 7 computer. Its disk scanning program can scan each and every sector of your hard drive to retrieve lost data. You will regain important files like photos, videos, music files, MS Office files, archive files and many more which you lost after reinstalling Windows 7 operating system.

Steps to retrieve data after Windows 7 reinstallation:

  • First of all remove hard drive from your Windows 7 PC and then connect it to a computer as a secondary drive
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to the new Windows computer
  • Run the application and follow the steps appearing on the window
  • Select the option “Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery” from the main window to recover lost data after re-installation
  • Once you select the option, all the physical drives will be displayed on the screen. Select the drive from where you want to recover your files (Windows 7 drive)
  • The software will search for the partitions which are present on the selected hard drive and scans entire partition for recovering files
  • Once the scanning process gets completed, the recovered files will be displayed and you can make your selection by using two view types “Data view” and “File Type view”
  • View media files by using preview option and then save them in a location that you prefer

Useful Tips:

  • Do not try to reinstall Windows 7 operating system unless you have proper knowledge about it
  • It is suggested not to use hard drive when you lose data after reinstalling Windows 7 operating system

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