Recover Data from Windows 8 after Factory Reset

“I have downloaded several applications on my Windows computer and due to this, its speed was reduced. When I searched over internet, I got answer that resetting Windows 8 computer to factory settings will make it work fine again. As suggested, I have reset my Windows 8 computer; but data and applications present on my computer no longer exist. Kindly someone help me to get back my files and application which I have lost after Windows 8 factory reset.

Factory reset on Windows 8 computer will help you to fix most of the issues or bugs that are caused due to software malfunction, system crash, viruses and other logical errors. Main advantage of resetting your Windows 8 computer is that it will automatically install all the device drives unlike a system rebuild that requires manual installation. Apart from removing all corruptions, errors and bugs from your Windows 8 computer, it will also remove unwanted modifications that has made to the system. However, factory resetting has disadvantages as well i.e. Loss of applications and files present in your Windows 8 PC. You might have installed plenty of applications and stored huge amount of data in it. If you have not maintained backup of valuable data, then you will not be able to use them after restoring Windows 8 computer. However, don’t be sad, factory reset just removes the pointers and not the files from its hard drive. So you can utilize right data recovery software to get back your data from Windows 8 computer.

Once you have realized that you want to recover pictures, videos, songs, folders, Microsoft Office documents and other files, try not to use your Windows 8 computer. Do not try it to browse on internet; install or uninstall any program and do not open or close any application on your Windows 8 computer. These activities prevents overwriting of lost files with new files on Windows 8 hard drive and to increase the chances recovering data after Windows 8 reset.

Windows 8 data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is regarded as comprehensive data recovery software not only because it has the advanced scanning technology and deep recovery feature, but also it has simple wizard and consumes less time to restore entire data from Windows 8 computer. By using this software, one can easily restore data from Windows 8 computer after reset. It has the ability to scan for the files, directories and rebuild original structure of the file as well as got the potential to restore partition table. All the operations of the software will be running in the RAM memory and hence no changes will be made to the original data that ensures safety of your data. Most of the times, you need to decide if the retrieved files are what you need and to check if the file content is correct or not; so this application offers preview function which allows users to preview their recovered media files before saving them on decided location. Other than Windows 8, this software can be used for recovering files after system restore from computer or laptop hard drives running with Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. On a whole the application is a good hope at times of computer reset, hard drive crash and even when reinstalled Windows 10 and lost all data.

Procedure to bring back files from Windows 8 after reset:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software ( Do not choose C drive to install the software)
  • Run the utility to start recovering your lost files from Windows 8
  • Choose “Partition Recovery” option out of the two options shown by this software
  • Select the drive from where you need to restore missing or lost files
  • Wait till the scanning process gets completed and then mark on the required file types
  • Once scanning process gets completed, view recovered files in two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files for confirmation and at last save them in a location that you prefer

Tips to Protect Data:

  • Never try to reset Windows 8 computer if you don’t have an idea on what will happen after you reset it
  • It is a good idea to keep backup of important files before you start resetting Windows 8 computer
  • Save recovered files to any external storage drive such as USB drive, portable hard drive, SSD, DVD, etc

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