How to Restore Files from Old Windows?

“My old Windows system got crashed and stopped responding. So I connected my old Windows system to new computer hard drive to recover entire lost files from it. Unfortunately, it started to show an error message like 'Fatal error: system is unstable or busy'. It is disastrous to get such error because I have saved many important documents like Office files, generic media files, compressed files, PDF, program files, games, etc. How to recover those lost files from old Windows desktop? Please reply me!!!”

Windows system is widely used OS over the world which is designed by Microsoft. It has many features such as system restore, drive reliability, automated system recovery, etc. to increase its stability. However, user still lose files from Windows computer due to crash or damage of OS.

Usually many system user accidentally delete files which is required to run their system. At the same time changing BIOS setting, corruption of Windows registry, Bad sector on HDD, boot file corruption hard drive failure etc. can also lead to data inaccessibility. Along with this, virus threat is main reason to corrupt files by making it inaccessible. However, as above mentioned scenarios leads to permanent deletion of file loss and making Windows OS to stop responding. Fortunately, user are facilitated to recover files from old and not accessing Windows system using reliable data recovery program unless they are not overwritten.

Software to recover files from old Windows:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is eminent utility to recover lost files from old Windows computer. It retrieves data such as Office files, generic media files, PDF files, compressed files and other documents from old Windows hard drive. It can restore files from SATA, IDE, SCSI and other external hard drive interfaces. This application can recover data from damaged media drive like memory cards, FireWire drives, USB flash drives, SSD drives, external hard drive and other external storage devices. It does not write even a single byte to the drive from where it is recovering files. This program is compatible on Windows operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Moreover, it can regain files from all types of file system namely FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS. It also has capability to create disk image to bypass bad sectors in hard drive and restore files from lost, erased, formatted and inaccessible old Windows system.

Steps to regain files from old Windows:

  • Connect old Windows operating system to healthy desktop
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on yours new Windows computer and install it
  • After installation is over, launch the utility and your main screen will pop up with two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for 'Partition Recovery' option and continue next
  • Now select old Windows hard drive which has to be retrieved and choose the file types to be retrieved from it and initiate with scanning process
  • After the completion of scanning process, you can view restored files from partition in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after buying the product
  • Save recovered files on desired destination location, but not in same old Windows drive where recovery process have been taken place

Tips to Follow:

  • Do not save or use affected old Windows computer to avoid data loss
  • Create multiple backup of files to prevent unexpected loss of files from damaged old Windows

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