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I had to do a system restore and unfortunately all of my files are lost. Is there any way to recover them?

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Hi,

Would like to inform you that system restore will never loose personal file. It just resotre the settings of the computer to previous stage. SO I would sugest you to try complete search. If it is Windows 7 and Vist go to my computer and on top right there will a search box, type the file name and if it is available on the hard drive it should appear.

If it is Windows XP go to start >> search >> all files and folder and set to computer so that all the drives as shoosed to search and tyoe the file name and search and if it is available on the hard drive it should appear.

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This is going to be a tricky problem to fix. I assume you did a restore from your recovery partition or from a disc that you were provided. While some of these will back up your profile, a destructive restore will reformat the partition before reinstalling Windows. Of the programs I have used, easy recovery from ontrack is the best, and has in the past been able to recover deleted files. The offer an individual copy of the software for $89.00. This program works within windows, but there are many options and the interface, being first and foremost a professional program, may be daunting to less experienced users. In addition, it (at least the version I have) requires you to save the recovered files on a separate hard drive, (which means you might need a new hard drive to make this work.
Certainly backing up important before reloading is the lesson here. I would refrain from installing any programs or copying any data onto on this drive until it is resolved since it may overwrite the files you wish to recover.

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You can recover most file. (picture,music,documents) but you need to run that hard drive in a separate system as a secondary drive. you can purchase the program you need at http://www1.diskdoctors.net/?SSAID=218855 there are several options depending what your looking for. remember do not install the program on the hard drive you recovered. this also takes a long time to run it will fined all files that where ever on the hard drive.

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The only way to do this is with formal data recovery software, and even then there are no guarantees. I personally use BitMart's Restorer Ultimate Pro, which has been useful. It does require, however, that you remove the hard drive from your machine, place it in another (with the same operating system) that has Restorer installed on it, and then recover the deleted files to a drive on that other machine.

So...yes, even files deleted by a new OS install can usually be recovered, but the overall quality may not be perfect.

Hope that's helpful.

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I did a system restore back to the out of the box state without saving my files is there anyway i could recover them now or were they deleted from my laptop?


Which operating system ?

Performing a system restore can be useful if your computer's operating system has become unstable because of viruses, malware or missing files.


Prior to performing a system restore, you should backup your personal files and save any programs to removable media.


Recovering lost software can be more time-consuming if you do not have a media backup of the installation software.


In most cases, you can download applications from Internet sites and recover missing license keys and other information through the software manufacturer.


As a last resort, you may also opt to undo your system restore so that you can recover your lost software.


Go to your computer manufacturer's support website.

Enter your model number, computer type, serial number and other information requested. Browse through the system software selections.


Select any that you need to reinstall.

You may also be able to order a system recovery disk.


Insert a software installation disk or connect removable media that contains the installation program.


Allow Windows to autoplay the disk.

Begin the installation program.


If you do not have the license or key required to run the software but have purchased the program, contact the software developer's customer support department via email or telephone.


Visit the software developer's website.

Browse through the products page, and click on the download link for the lost software.


Select a directory to save the installation program.

Once the program downloads, open it, and re-install the software.


Try some of these

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


http://www.cleverfiles.com/


http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm


http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2010/11/04/hard-drive-recovery-from-scored-platters/


Undo System Restore


Click on the "Start" button. Select "Control Panel." Click on "Classic View" in the left column.


Open "System." Click on "System Protection" in the left column.

Click on the "System Restore" button.


Click on "Undo System Restore." Click "Next," then "Finish."


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Performing a system restore will keep your data files intact; however, certain files may be deleted in the process.

Deleting a file doesn't mean that it's lost forever.


If nothing else has needed the space since the deletion, the file is still available and can be recovered.


Undelete Plus makes it easy to recover these lost files.


Download and install Undelete Plus.


http://undeleteplus.com/


Once installation has completed, launch the program.


Select the drive(s) under "Drives" you would like to recover deleted files from.

Click the "Start Scan" button.

Once the scan is complete, the right-hand pane will list files that are available for recovery.


Select the files you wish to recover.

By default, they will all be selected.


Select a location to which you would like to save the undeleted files.

You will be given the option to save the files in the original folder selection.


Click "Start Undelete."

Your files have now been recovered and restored.

Hope this helps.

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How restore file?


if it is only a folder.. you could find it in your recycle bin..

find the file then click it and restore..

but if your whole files in your and your system you can do this.. but remember some of your file that have been save after the selected date of restoration some will be erased..
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Hi there,
So did you mean you performed a system restore after you back up your system?If so,you can try a data recovery software to recover your files.I have succeed to recover files after system restore with Tenorshare data recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data.
Anyway,you can download a trial version and scan your hard drive for free to check out whether your files can be recovered.http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm

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When you delete files the data itself isn't deleted, just the index entry that says where the data for those files is located. The space containing the deleted files is also now marked as free space so it is available to the system for any new files to be written there instead.

If the deleted files are on a memory card or USB memory stick, just don't save any new files to it.

One of the easiest ways to see if you can recover deleted files is to try some file recovery software. Recommended asoftech data recovery as it saved my life many times. download asoftech data recovery from
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Please i need help how to recover my deleted files.unfortunately i deleted my files in recycle bin, its just happened so fast. please help me how to get back my deleted files again. thank you


you can use easy recovery profesional to recover the lost files. or use any other 3rd party tool to recover the files

www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/file-recovery-software you can use this link to download the software

you can also try alternatively

Stop using the computer
Do not install any new software or save any new data after file deletion
Do not try to run the system utilities such as Defragmenters and volume repair utilities
Do not run CHKDSK
Do not attempt to format the drive or change the partitions
Download and install the trial version of Disk Doctors Undelete on a healthy machine and connect the hard drive containing deleted files as a secondary drive and test run the program to see if your deleted files are found
If yes, then proceed ahead recovering your deleted files.

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I lost all my files trying to restore the computer but accidentally recovered instead


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