It will be quite miserable and annoying to lose data during Windows reinstallation. Thus, in this article, we will look at data loss in such a case and offer you 5 methods to recover the lost data.
For many reasons, you’ll be required to reinstall Windows system on your PC. For instance, you are unable to launch programs on your system and your computer keeps crashing all the time. Generally, such a case refers to that your system may have been corrupted. Windows can get damaged due to various factors, including your improper operations, virus attack, etc. Of course, aside from being forced to reinstall Windows, you can proactively select to reinstall Windows for optimizing or upgrade your system.
However, reinstalling Windows is actually not as easy as what you think. In the process of reinstallation, data loss can occur to the hard drive in some cases. For example, you left some important files or other data in the system partition or on the Desktop. After reinstalling Windows, you will find these significant files have been lost in that system reinstallation will format the system partition. There are many similar cases about data loss. But don’t panic. Here we’ll share you 5 ways to help you recover lost data, like PST recovery.
1. File History
If the version of your Windows system is Windows 10, you can recover from the file history. Just head to “Settings” and choose “Update & Security” option. In the new screen, you could switch to “Backup” tab, under which you’ll see two options. You could opt to recover files either from “Backup from File History” or “Looking for an Older Backup Option”. Select one and follow the onscreen wizards. Yet, if you haven’t made any backups before, this means must be inaccessible to you. So move on to use other ways.
2. System Restore Point
In addition, you can try recovering lost files from any system restore points. First off, you should head to “Control Panel”. In this panel, you need to change view to icons, such that you can find and select a “Recovery” option. In new screen, select “Open System Restore”. Now, you can opt for a restore point and then click “New” > “Finish” button.
3. External Backups
Actually, it is always suggested to make data backup before great changes on your PC, surely including reinstalling Windows. Therefore, it is the best situation if you have manually backed up all of your computer data to external media, no matter an external drive or cloud. In this scenario, you can simply retrieve the lost files from the manual backup. That is pretty easy.
4. Data Recovery Software
Nevertheless, the worst case must be that all the solutions above are not feasible for you. At this point, don’t be sad. You still can recover lost files via data recovery software. Nowadays, data recovery industry has been developed a lot. There are a great number of such tools available in today’s market. You could apply a reliable one to have a try.
5. Data Recovery Service
Of course, if you are not confident about your own DIY recovery ability and fears that your mistakes will destroy your data thoroughly, you had better resort to the data recovery services. Just search a credible service on Internet and consult with their experts for some suggestions.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including mdf fix and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com