Recover Data after Windows Re-installation

80% of the computer users all over the globe still prefer Windows over Mac, as their operating system, mainly because of its cost, flexibility and simple interface. However, if you are using a Windows system from a long period of time then at some point of time you need to re-install Windows OS.

The various types of glitches that occur over the times cause Windows to lose its stability. These can be due to viruses or software / hardware conflicts or due to improper handling of the system. Although there are many ways and tools available for fixing these errors, but in many cases complete Windows OS re-installation is the only remedy for getting rid of these glitches.

Main reasons for re-installing Windows OS

There can be plenty issues because of which you might want or need to re-install Windows;

How data is lost due to Windows OS re-installation?

There are mainly two scenarios where you will lose your hard drive data after or during OS re-installation. One is, when you perform clean installation. As re-installation of Windows operating system offers two options to choose from, i.e. "Upgrade" and "Custom" and if you choose custom option then it will install the OS but will erase all your programs, settings and files. Hence, leaving you with a completely new operating system and a formatted hard drive.

Another scenario takes place, when some unknown error occurs in between the installation leading to failure. In this case, even if you have selected the upgrade option, then also there are high chances of losing the data.

How to recover data after Windows re-installation?

Data loss due to Windows OS re-installation can be avoided easily by taking backup of your files before installing it. Even if you forgot to take backup, still there is hope to regain it back by using Yodot recovery utility.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is highly competent software that can easily help you in recovering lost data after Windows OS re-installation. Supports recovery of more than 300 different file types and that too with a completely user-friendly interface.

Steps of recovery

Whenever there is a data loss due to re-installation of operating system, the entire hard drive is affected. So in order to perform recovery, you need to connect the affected hard drive to another Windows PC or laptop.


  • It is better and highly recommended to backup hard drive data before OS re-installation
  • In case you have lost your data after re-installations, then do not use the hard drive before performing recovery

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