Restoring Photos after Update

“I was moving few photos from my desktop to external hard drive and as there were many photos, it was taking more time to get copied. Meanwhile, a message popped up in task bar that Windows update available and I need to restart my computer. I gave command to restart the computer without bearing in mind that the photos were still copying to external hard drive. As a consequence of this, I lost the photos which were supposed to transfer on my external hard drive. Is there any way that will help me to get back photos after Windows update?”

Windows update is a service offered by Microsoft. It facilitates you to download and fix any issues related to your computer either manually or automatically so that your system is always upto date. It contains items such as drivers, help files, critical updates as well as internet products. It even fixes bugs and adds new features for the current version of Windows. In addition to this, it will also help you to improve the performance of your computer and thereby enhance reliability of the system.

However, few users change the settings and choose to update Windows automatically. When you select to update Windows automatically, you need not manually update Windows as you will get a message when Windows updates are available and Windows will try to update it without making you to waste your time. However, the disadvantage of enabling Windows update is that you need to restart your system when Windows completes updating process. It will not harm any files present in your computer, but if you keep any files open, then it will result upon forceful closing of file which sometimes causes missing of those files.

Solution to overcome photo loss after update:

Many times, photos which you have lost due to Windows update will be still present in your computer. Only the pointers associated with that file will be deleted and you can reverse the process of photo loss by downloading software called Yodot Photo Recovery. This software has been utilized by many users for its best functionality and quick result. It takes minimum time to retrieve even large amount of files such as pictures, videos, songs, documents and many other supported files. Also, you can restore RAW images and High Definition videos that you have captured using standard digital cameras and camcorders. This is read only software, so there will be no risk to files present in your computer. In addition, the procedure is very simple and understandable which makes even non-technical users to go through it without finding any difficulties. It will even restore photos from damaged hard drive, corrupted, inaccessible, formatted and not recognized hard drive. Moreover, this software will easily launch in your Windows computer working with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Steps to restore pictures after Windows update:

  • First of all download Yodot Photo Recovery software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Once the installation process is done, run it to begin recovery of lost photos
  • Main screen emerges with two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select second option to recover photos after update
  • You will now see available drives on Windows computer
  • Click on the drive from where you need to recover photos and then press on “Next” to begin the scanning
  • As soon as the scanning process gets completed, you will find a window with list of recoverable files
  • Choose required files from recovered file list by using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview retrieved media files and at last save them to safe location on your Windows computer

Valuable Info:

  • Never enable automatic Windows update by default as it may halt your work
  • It is a best practice to backup files before carrying out any task on Windows computer