Retrieve Files after System Restore on Windows 7

“Last week I restored my Windows 7 system in safe mode to some restore point because my Windows 7 PC was not responding correctly. But, after restore process was finished, I had lost few essential files stored in C: Drive. I am feeling puzzled about how to retrieve missing files after system restore on Windows 7 computer. Is there any relevant procedure to extract lost files after system restore on Windows 7 PC? Please help me out! I am thankful to your valuable response!”

“System Restore” is an option in Windows 7 system, which acts as remedy at the time of system crash, hard drive failure, operating system corruption, Blue Screen of Death error and other related issues as specified in above scenario. However, if you use system restore function without taking backup for your valuable files stored in Windows 7 system, then you may become looser of plenty of files stored in C: Drive. In few unfortunate situations, you might unknowingly select all the partitions or drives while using system restore operation and may lose essential files. Files and folders lost from Windows 7 system after system restore can get back with the help of suitable data recovery softwares available.

Windows 7 data recovery tool:

One of the most suitable data retrieval software used to get back lost files after system restore on Windows 7 is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. This utility can regain missing files after restoring Windows 7 system under various situations. It can rescue MS Office files, media files, application files, compressed files and many more from Windows 7 computer after system restore. Even novice system users can carry out successful data recovery from Windows 7 hard drive after any critical data loss scenario, as this program has simple and friendly interface. And one can also recover data after reinstalling Windows 7 OS, formatting or reformatting Windows 7 hard drive, improper upgradation of Windows 7 operating system, etc. You can also bring back deleted as well as lost files from external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, FireWire drives, SSD drives, etc. Equivalent to Windows 7 OS, this software is capable of recovering data from PC or laptop working with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Follow these steps to regain files after system restore on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program on to a fresh Windows
  • Connect your hard drive from Windows 7 system to this host computer where software is installed
  • After launching the software; select the “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option in main screen to bring back files after system restore
  • Subsequently click on Next button, now you will find a screen that shows all partitions present on that Windows 7 system
  • Select the partition or drive from where you have to rescue files
  • Afterward, the application scans selected drive and displays list of lost or missing files from Windows 7 drive
  • Next, you can mark the desired files and browse for destination location on host computer to save it; however not on the same Windows 7 drive from where you have recovered files to avoid data overwriting
  • Additionally, you can save retrieved files to removal storage components like portable hard drive, pen drives, CD’s/DVD’s, etc


  • Do not store new files on Windows 7 PC after system restore to avoid data mishap
  • Maintain backup of most essential files on Windows 7 system to any reliable external storage devices
  • Give preference to use updated anti-virus software on Windows 7 computer to avoid harmful virus attack

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