A System Restore is a feature present in Windows operating system which allows the Windows OS to go back to its factory settings whenever an event such as system malfunctions or failure happens. This is one of the effective methods to fix damaged registry. However sometimes after performing system restore, all personal files, media files and documents goes missing, and users try many ways to recover these missing files.
At first, you must know that a data storage device like hard drive stores data on disk which are managed by partitions. When you add new data into the partition, the data is added to the directory structure and when you restore system, these partitions are restored to the mode when it was backed up; hence the file pointers to those files are disappeared while the data is still on the hard disk.
If you have backup of files you lost then you can retrieve them back by following the below procedure:-
- Insert your backup disk
- Run “Control Panel” via Start Menu
- Choose “System and Maintenance” option
- Under “Backup and Restore Center” click on “Restore files from backup option and then click on “Restore files””
- Restore files from your recent backup or from an older backup and click “Next”
- At last, choose the option to restore all your files
However if you don’t have a backup of the lost files, no need to panic! There are other ways to recover those files back with the help of a data recovery software.
Tips: If there are files lost after system restore, please stop using the hard disk and make sure you do not write any data to the hard disk.
If the backup method fails then as mentioned above, data recovery software will help you retrieve the lost files, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows) is an efficient and powerful tool to perform data recovery after system restore. The tool recovers lost and deleted data from all kinds of hard disks interfaces such as IDE, SATA, SAS and etc and it supports all file system including FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, and exFAT. More to this the tool recovers data from all other storage devices such as the external hard disk, iPods, music players, pen drives, USB drives, memory cards and etc. Press here to download the software
How Yodot Works?
Download the software and install it to your desktop / laptop->Launch the software and follow the given steps->Select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted” based on your data loss scenario->The application scans and displays all the drives present on the computer-> Select the partition / drive from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next” button->The tool scans again and displays all the recoverable files from the selected partition->Choose the files which are to be recovered-> Browse for the destination location to save your recovered files, although not to the same partition or drive from where you are recovering from-> The application also allows you to save the retrieved files on to any external storage device such as hard disk, pen drives and even on optical storage devices such as CDs and DVDs