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How to Recover Files after Reinstalling Windows 10/8/7?

Updated on Oct 17, 2018 by Daisy to Format Recovery

Summary

Data and files may not permanently lose after reinstalling Windows and lost files can still be recovered with data recovery software. When you lose important data or files after reinstalling Windows 10/8/7 or XP etc, don't use your computer and free download EaseUS data recovery software to recover files after reinstalling Windows with ease now.

Why need to reinstall Windows?

Why and when do we need to reinstall the Windows system? Here the following, we'll list you some reasons why and when do we need to reinstall Windows. You would go to reinstall Windows due to these reasons:

  • Windows system files or boot files are deleted or corrupted;
  • Windows registry has been corrupted;
  • Hardware failure causes a Windows system crash;
  • Fail to remove the virus/spyware;
  • A fresh Windows installation;
  • Windows system upgrades or updates;
  • Other unknown reasons which cause Windows system unbootable.

How to recover lost files/data after reinstalling Windows 10/8/7?

When you are in the process of reinstalling Windows system, you may suddenly remember some important files are in the "My Document", system partition or on the desktop. After Windows reinstalled, you only find these important files have been lost.

Usually when you reinstall Windows, 'Documents and Settings' folder will be reinitialized while the files in that folder will be deleted, and all other previous files will be lost in the system partition. However, these deleted files are recoverable unless they are overwritten.

Tips: If there are files lost after reinstalling Windows, please stop using the hard disk and make sure you do not save any data to the hard disk.

Do not save any data to the hard disk, as this would cause data to be overwritten and permanent data loss. Once the data is overwritten, it is little chance to recover lost files after reinstalling Windows by any data recovery software. Here we'd like to recommend you to try EaseUS hard drive recovery software which is fully compatible with all Windows systems including Windows 10.

Video tutorial: recovery lost files after Windows reinstall with EaseUS data recovery software

You may directly follow this tutorial video or jump to below detailed steps to recover lost files after reinstalling Windows 10/8/7 now:

Solution: Recover lost files after reinstalling Windows with 3 steps

EaseUS hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can recover files after reinstalling Windows if the files are not overwritten. Furthermore, it also can recover deleted files, recover files from formatted partition, recover files from the RAW partition, recover files from deleted or lost partition, etc.

Step 1. Select the Location

Select the location at which you want to scan for the deleted/lost files. Click on a particular drive or location. 

select the place

Step 2. Scan the Partition

Hit the "Scan" button. This will start the scanning process for the lost files on that drive. 

scan the location to find data

Step 3. Recover Files after Reinstalling Windows 10

When the scanning is over, preview the files found on the location. Then hit the "Recover" button to recover these desired files. 

recover data with easeus