Recover Lost Partitions after Windows 10 Factory Restore

“I upgraded my Windows 8 OS to Windows 10 by keeping all important data of mine in Local Disk D. Proceeding with reset process I selected, ‘Remove everything and Reinstall Windows’ option thinking that only C drive will be formatted to reinstall OS. After completion of factor restore, computer booted new operating system. However, I was shocked to see that there was only one partition Local Disk C after restore. D drive has completely disappeared. Now, what about the data that was placed in D drive before conducting factory reset operation? Can anyone suggest how to get back lost partition on Windows 10?”

Factory reset / restore is a function where device settings will be changed to defaults in order to improve overall performance of computer by reinstalling operating system. This process may or may not delete any files based on user selection of options during the process. But in various instances, one may incur partition loss on Windows 10 hard drive due to factory reset. This is because factory reset will write the image file created at the time computer was first used after purchase. Since most of the computers will come preinstalled with one single logical drive C, chances of losing other partitions created by user is more as the restore process merges all the partitions as C drive.

Loss of partitions on Windows 10 due to factory reset may also occur if users performs wrong operation or encounters any errors during the process. In any of the case, data will be made unavailable from hard drive though data still reside in same location. Running any premium software can reverse loss of partition on Windows 10 hard drive with utmost ease. Nevertheless, user should not perform any data activities on Windows 10 after partition loss.

Software to retrieve lost partition data after Windows 10 factory reset:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software can easily regain data from lost partition from Windows 10 after factory reset. This program has ability to extract each and every file of 300 different types from lost partition using signature search. It can restore MS Office files, pictures, compressed files, movies, program files, WordPad, Notepad, Sticky notes,etc. Addition to files, it assist to restore partition on Windows 10 and other versions of Windows. Not only healthy partition, it can retrieve data from deleted, formatted, corrupt or lost partitions. In addition, one can employ this application to get data from unbootable, error showing, corrupt, RAW hard disk on Windows 10 computer. More to this, it supports data recovery from storage devices like pen drive, removable hard disk, SSD, memory cards, etc. having FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT and NTFS file systems. Along with Windows 10, this utility is capable of recovering data after factory reset on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

procedure to recover lost partitions data after Windows 10 factory reset

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program on a healthy Windows 10 computer and connect full capacity flash drive to it
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • Main window shows two options i.e. “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”; click on first option and proceed
  • Next, software will scan your Windows 10 system and shows all available drives
  • Select the partition that was lost and click next; choose the file types to restore from hard drive or skip thi step move one
  • Application will scan the drive and displays restorable files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • After going through the list of files in exact folder structure view or data type view, preview any media file type from the list to evaluate recovery results
  • Further, save the data to any location apart from same flash drive to avoid data corruption

Important Note!!

  • Backup data from Windows 10 hard drive during factory reset on external hard drive
  • Have disk image of Windows 10 system hard drive to avoid data loss

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