Recover Data After System Restore

The word "restore" means to return something to its former condition. Therefore, when you restore a computer, you return it to a previous state in the event of system malfunction or failure. This may be a previous system backup or the original factory settings. System Restore will undo any changes that are made to the system. Using System Restore will not restore documents, music, emails, or personal files of any kind.

System Restore is a component of Microsoft's Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, but not Windows 2000, operating systems that allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of system malfunction or failure.

Restoring the system will not affect those files that are stored into the system before creating restore point. However, the files, software, or other applications that are created after creating the restore point, will get deleted from the computer. Throughout System Restore process, there may be chances of existences of errors and such errors may cause damage to the files that are present in the system. While restoring system you should not shutdown the system because system shutdown may also lead to file loss. Sometimes System Restore operation may fail to restore the system and it may lead to loss of important files that are present in the system.

Reasons for File Loss after System Restore

  • Wrong Operation: Dealing with the system restore, you may accidently choose all the disks to be formatted, thus all the files on them would lose or some may not understand the instructions very well and omit a few steps, and hence lose their files
  • Saving Files without Backup: Some people are likely to save their files on the desktop without any backup. When the system restore is done, the operating system erases all the information on the disk, and you will lose your files
  • Others Causes: In the process of system restore, other factors like the severity of virus, the internal fault of hard disks, or the incompatibility of systems are all likely to lead your files lose. Some of them are evitable, while some are inevitable

People always regret after losing files after system restore. The best and cheapest way to avoid data loss is to do backups. However, when the disaster strikes and there is no backup, you are not at the end. There is still a way to get them back.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is a software which ensures efficient recovery of data after system restore. It can recover data from hard drive after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data after system restore. It also has a trial version that can scan your hard drive for free to preview the information of your files with respect to the file name, size, and date.

How to use the software to recover data after system restore?

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to the new Windows system
  • Launch the program and follow the instructions that displays on the screen
  • You will find two options on the main screen “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/ Re-formatted Recovery”
  • Select "Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery" option from the main window to recover data after system restore
  • Once you select the option, all the physical drives present in your system will be displayed on the screen. Select the drive that you want to recover
  • The software will scan and displays the partitions that are present on that hard drive
  • Select the partition and continue. The next window gives you the option to choose the desired file type for recovery or choose "Mark All" option
  • Now the application scan the entire partition for recovering the files, wait till the process finishes
  • Once the scanning process ends, the recovered files will be appeared and you can make your selection by utilizing the two view types i.e “Data view” and “File Type view”
  • You may also preview the files before saving them
  • Finally store the recovered files to a location other than the one from which you are recovering
  • Use "Save Recovery session" option for saving the scan session and after purchasing, use "Open Recovery Session" option and continue from the saving step

Points Remember

  • Back up your files before system restore is the best way to prevent your files lost. You can do that with a storage hard disk or professional backup software. Thus you won't bother to recover lost files after system restore done
  • Do not use the hard drive after you lose data in order to prevent data loss

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