Recover Data from Computer After Reinstalling Windows

After reinstalling Windows, I discovered that over 3000 images of my daughter from infancy to age 9 were destroyed. They weren't on my backup drive. How can I restore the data before this Windows reinstall?

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Dany· Answered on Dec 19, 2022

The photographs actually remain on your computer even after the Windows reinstall, so all you need to do now is downloading and use data recovery software to look for the photos on your internal hard disk. To avoid any data being overwritten, you should not write any new data on the disk you lost data. Actually, we have three methods to recommend, and you can use the methods to recover files after reinstalling Windows:

1. Recover lost photos with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. With this reliable hard drive recovery program, it is easy to recover lost photos of your daughter. It allows for recovering deleted data, formatted drives, lost partitions, recovering from OS crashes, recovering from RAW partitions, and more. You can check the detailed steps to recover the deleted photos:

  • Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, then choose the partition or the hard drive where the data was lost. Then select "Scan."
  • Select the "Deleted Files" and "Other Lost Files" folders in the left panel after the process. To find the deleted files, use the "Filter" feature or the "Search files or folders" button and choose "Pictures".
  • The restored pictures should be saved after selecting the "Recover" option. Ideally, they should be distinct from the originals.

2. Recover data with Windows Backup File History. If you backed up your whole disk with Windows File History, you can go to this option and check whether your daughter's photos are in the backups. If you cannot find the target pictures, you should try the next method.

3. Perform a system restore on your computer.  Windows has a unique restore option called System Restore, and you can easily restore your operating system to a previous date with this functional option.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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