How to Get Back Old Files after Reinstalling Windows?

“Hi, my system got some logical issues and stopped accessing. So I have reinstalled Windows operating system. Now my desktop is working properly but I lost all my important old files. Those old files are very essential to me, how to recover those old files back? Awaiting for your reply!!!”

What is Windows system reinstalling?

Windows reinstalling is a process of formatting drives that is present on your desktop (generally :C drive). When you reinstall Windows OS over existing installation then it copies operating system files to hard disk and resets some Windows setting to default values. When installing OS, user may face various installing ways like upgrading installation, clean installation and install under Windows or DOS.

Windows reinstalling might not lead to permanent loss of files. If you would like to retrieve old files after re-installation then stop utilizing the hard disk and make sure that you have not stored any new files on it, as this could cause overwriting. So, if you have not used your computer to add any files, you can restore lost old files after reinstalling Windows using ultimate data recovery software.

Why do you want to restore old files after reinstalling Windows?

Usually many computer users reinstall Windows system when their system’s speed has reduced or program error occurs at start up. Similarly accidental deletion of Windows file that is required to run your system, boot file corruption, corruption of Windows registry; system crash due to hard disk failure, virus / malware threat and also users prefer to reinstall Windows when they want fresh copy of it. Whenever, you reinstall Windows OS, Documents and Setting folder will be reinitialized but the files from other folders will be cleared, where all old files will be lost in Windows partition. However as specified above these lost old files can be restored unless they are overwritten.

Software to recover old files after reinstalling Windows:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is right data retrieval software to recover lost old files after reinstalling Windows operating system. User can get bring back various lost file format such as PPT files, compressed files, ZIP files, RAR files, PDF files, Word files and many more after reinstalling Windows operating system. It supports data recovery from partition formatted with FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file system. It has ability to retrieve lost old files even after system restoration and if your hard drive is having bad sectors, it creates disk image to bypass bad sectors. Along with loss, formatted, crashed, inaccessible and corrupted hard drive, it can rescue deleted full partition from external storage devices like SSD drives, FireWire drives, memory card, USB drives, external hard drive etc. This program can be used in Windows system running with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Steps to recover old files from after reinstalling Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on healthy computer
  • Connect your corrupt Windows HDD to healthy desktop
  • Launch the software and wait till main screen opens
  • In first window you will get two options like 'Partition Recovery' and 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery' options
  • Click on 'Partition Recovery' option to restore old files after reinstalling Windows
  • The program scans and displays all drives present on Windows hard drive. Select drive which represents externally connected hard drive
  • Then choose the drive present in it and proceed next
  • Now software scans selected hard drive and displays all data from it. Mark all files which you want to retrieve
  • Upon completion of scanning process, user can look for retrieved data in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • View all restored old files one by one using 'Preview' option
  • Finally, save files to secure location on host computer hard drive or any other external storage device but not on same hard disk drive

Points to Remember:

  • Do not save or use affected computer to avoid data loss
  • Make use of Read-only option to protect your vital files

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