Recover Files after Windows 10 reset

Jean updated on Feb 26, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Need help to recover files after factory reset Windows 10? EaseUS data recovery software allows Windows 10 users to recover files after Windows 10 reset with three steps. It's easy and free.

Can you recover files after Windows 10 reset

When Windows 10 PC hangs, freezes, or crashes or gets stuck, users are often about to refresh the computer. However, some intractable problems with the system, for example, being locked up or running extremely slow, they tend to reset the system into factory settings.

Being different from Windows 10 refreshing, Windows 10 reset would change your PC into a totally new one, which brings your Windows 10 laptop or desktop to the state when it was first turned on. That is to say, if you don't have a system backup before the reset, you'll permanently lose all the files including photos, documents as well as a large amount of data downloaded from the Internet. However, do we still have a chance to recover lost files after Windows 10 reset? (If you are also a Mac user, you may also be interested in how to reset Mac without losing data.)

recover files after windows 10 reset

The answer is YES, but the recovery should be done as soon as Windows 10 is reset into factory settings. Otherwise, the file-back chance will be greatly reduced by data overriding.

EaseUS data recovery software allows Windows 10 users to recover files after Windows 10 reset. It supports the recovery of all kinds of file types containing graphics, audio, document, video, email and more. Download and give it a shot.

How to recover files after factory reset Windows 10

EaseUS free recovery software is recently optimized in order to offer an all-in-one solution for the latest Windows 10 operating system file recovery, which is very user-friendly. Moreover, it's free if users have no more than 2 GB files to recover. Following is a three-step guide on files recovery after Windows 10 reset by using EaseUS data recovery software.

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 Qusetions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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