Restore Files after Installing Windows 8

Are you are worried about your plenty of documents, movies, pictures and other files that are not present on hard drive after installing Windows 8 operating system on your computer? Here comes good information for you. You can regain all files even after installing Windows 8 OS and it can become very easy with the use of effective hard drive data recovery tool. So there is nothing impossible and you still have chance to retrieve files after you perform Windows 8 installation due to several issues like:

  • When Windows Registry has been damaged
  • System crash after software/ hardware failure
  • When important system files have been deleted or corrupted
  • Erroneous programs that run while starting Windows
  • When MBR gets corrupted on Windows computer

Why do files get lost after installing Windows 8?

When you install Windows 8 operating system to the partition where OS exists, first it formats the partition and then copies Windows 8 system files. Usually, it results in re-initialization of documents and other user’s libraries as a result all files in these folders get deleted. This is why users are always suggested to backup essential files and folders prior to installing Windows 8 OS. However, re-installing Windows 8 will overwrite files on the disk partially. For example, Windows 8 requires 20 GB disk space only for copying its system files, so if the partition has 80 GB space, only 20 GB will be overwritten, files saved on remaining 60 GB space are still recoverable if you employ a third party data recovery program.

Which software is to use?

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is a recommended program to rescue lost files after installing Windows 8. This is a concise and powerful data recovery tool that can recover NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT hard drive partitions after installing or re-installing Windows 8 OS. Also it facilitates users to restore data after reinstalling Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems on various desktop and laptop systems. You can utilize this application to retrieve files from corrupted, damaged, formatted or inaccessible hard drive partitions. With this easy to use program, users can restore their photos, movies, music files, Microsoft Office files (excel sheets, word documents, presentations, etc.), and other type files after installing any Windows OS.

Follow these simple steps to regain lost data after Windows 8 installation:

  • Take out your hard drive from Windows 8 computer and connect it to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to that computer and complete the installation process
  • Launch the application to recover files which are missing from hard drive after installation of Windows 8
  • In the main wizard, you get two options namely “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” and “Partition Recovery”
  • Click on “Partition Recovery” option in order to retrieve files from Windows 8 hard drive after installing OS
  • The software scans and lists out all the drives present on Windows 8 computer; choose the drive that represents externally connected hard drive
  • Now, select the partition and click “Next” button to start scanning process Windows 8 hard drive
  • The recovery program scans that selected partition and shows a list of all files and folders in two advanced view modes i.e. “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Go through restored files using any of above view option and mark all files that you want to save
  • At last, browse for desired storage location on your computer hard drive (but not to the scanned hard drive) to save recovered files

Important Suggestions!

  • Before you proceed to install Windows 8 OS, copy all valuable files to a safe storage device
  • While installing Windows 8, be careful to avoid formatting of wrong partitions
  • As you suspect data loss after installing Windows 8, do not save any file on that hard drive

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