How to Recover Files After Factory Reset Laptop

Jean updated on Mar 01, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Now download EaseUS free data recovery software to recover lost files after factory reset laptop HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung, ect. with detailed guide.

Reset Laptop to Factory Settings But Didn't Backup Data and Personal Files

"My Dell laptop was severely infected by unknown malware and viruses, and antivirus software did not help eventually. For the last hope, I reset Dell to factory settings. Unfortunately, many programs, data, and personal files were erased after the factory reset. Can I use data recovery software to get them back?"

How many of you did rectory reset laptop but forgot to backup important files on it? To tell the truth, it's not a wise option to factory restore a PC or laptop without transferring personal files to an external USB flash drive or external hard drive, because data will be completely removed once you choose to reset the machine.

However, in many events, we need to do a reset. For example, laptop's performance is getting worse and worse, with virus problems or just need to wipe programs' settings, passwords or other sensitive data before sending it away or selling it to other people. Anyhow, restoring the laptop to its factory settings will bring a total data loss. Only third-party data recovery software provides a chance to restore lost data back.

If you are a Mac user, follow this link to see how to reset MacBook Pro without losing data.

How to Recover Files After Factory Reset Laptop

Basically, after doing a factory reset, the laptop will completely and permanently erase all post installed programs, applications, games or personal documents, pictures, music or movies off from the machine. It'll no longer be difficult to recover data from wiped disk partition as soon as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard comes to help. It's professional in the data recovery field and has helped millions of customers successfully recover lost data in an easy way.

Now download EaseUS free data recovery software to recover lost files after factory reset laptop HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung, etc. with the detailed guide below.

Step 1. Select your computer or laptop's hard drive where you have lost your data after factory reset.

find the location where you lose your data

Step 2. Click the "Scan" button to start the scanning process. This process helps to find your lost data after factory reset.

scan the location to find lost data

Step 3. Click "Filter" or just search the wanted data and you are allowed to preview them. Select them and click the "Recover" button to recover the lost data.

let the software recover all of your data

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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