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How to Recover Lost Files after System Restore

How to recover data after system restore in Windows/Mac

I restores my computer system this morning. Lack of experience, I didn't back up my files, thus many of them were lost. The files are really important for me, including my paper documents, precious videos, and the only photo taken with my best friend. I had been upset for nearly a week. How to recover files after system restore?

People always regret after losing files after system restore. The best and cheapest way to prevent file loss is to do backups. Well, when the disaster strikes and there is no backup, you are not at the end. There is still a way to get them back.

A data recovery after system restore can do it: Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac (available for Mavericks). This professional recovery software understands the internals of the system used to store files on a disk (the file system) and uses this knowledge to locate the disk space that was occupied by a deleted file. You can use it to recover almost all files lost after system restore, including photos, videos, documents, archive files and more. While retrieving your lost files, it won't cause any further damage to your previous data.

You can download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery from below.

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3 steps to recover files lost after system restore

Step 1. Launch the program, go to Standard Mode and choose Raw File Recovery.

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Step 2. Select the partition where you lost your files after system restore, and start to scan.

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Step 3. After the scan, preview and check the recoverable files and click to recover.

recover lost files after system restore

Scenarios of common file loss after system restore

I. No backup

Some people are likely to save their files on the disk C without any backup. When the system restore is done, this disk would be formatted, the operating system erases all book-keeping information on the disk, and we will lose our files.

II. Mis-operation

Dealing with the system restore, some people may accidentally choose all the disks to be formatted, thus all the files on them would lose; some may mess up the partition table, and the data could not be properly read and written; or some may not understand the instructions very well and omit a few steps, lost their files.

III. Others

In the process of system restore, other factors like the severity of virus, the internal fault of hard disks, or the incompatibility of systems are all likely to lead our files lost. Some of them are editable, while some are inevitable.

Tips: Back up Files before System Restore
Back up your files before system restore is the best and cheapest way to prevent your files lost. You can do that with a storage hard disk or professional backup software like Time Freeze. It serves as a professional system restore software which helps you restore system, remove PC problems and prevent data loss with the help of up to 1,000 restore points (snapshots) you created. Thus you won't bother retrieving lost files after the system restore done.

Video tutorial of recovering files lost after system restore



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Do you mean the recovered video can't be opened? You should recover the video to another local hard drive, not the original hdd. And you can find the feedback button on the program to give more information. With your information, hoping we can figure out what's going on. thank you!
kill_la_kill
i resore data from my hdd , but my video not open , it around 300 gb , any idea ??
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If your computer is re-installed, it's hardly to recover the data, unless you have a backup. Anyway, download the data recovery software and have a try at first. The trial version is free and hope it can find your data.
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I have been using my laptop with windows 7 for more than a year for my course work. I shut down the computer as usual last night, but this morning when i opened my laptop all my files were all gone and the computer behaves like a brand new computer. I am shocked and worried sick as my assignments are due in few weeks time. Can you please help in recovering this files.
Selena
The program can be downloaded easily. Can you please try once more or try with another pc? Or you can tell me more details about your issue here.
gloria
i could never get this to open after i hit the download button.Will not load on my laptop
Selena
Theoretically, if your files have not been overwritten, you can retrieve them. So how to check whether they have been overwritten or not? You just need to download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery program to scan your computer's hard drive. If your lost files are found, you can get a full version to recover them then.
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I lost my files wen i install new OS for my system. i have no backup for that files. but i have new files in that folder now. can i recovery my old files...? is it possible?
Selena
This is hard to tell. You can download a trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery to scan your computer's hard drive to have a try now.
google-5d86fe1d0455fcd8bfac058
Hi there, for some reason my windows 7 account would not start and i had to restart my computer to its delivery settings. I did have a backup system on my computer, which i think automatically backed things up but im not sure. Im really upset -not so much for photos but for hundreds of files/coursework. Is there any possibility of getting these back?

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