How to recover data after factory resetting Windows or resetting laptop to factory settings

There are a number of reasons why you need to factory reset your laptop by resetting all parameters and data. For example, performance is severely reduced, your device is infected with a virus, or you need to protect your passwords and personal data in a similar way, thereby preparing the laptop for sale or transfer to other people.

How to recover data after factory resetting Windows or resetting laptop to factory settings

How to recover data after factory resetting Windows or resetting laptop to factory settings

There are a number of reasons why you need to factory reset your laptop by resetting all parameters and data. For example, performance is severely reduced, your device is infected with a virus, or you need to protect your passwords and personal data in a similar way, thereby preparing the laptop for sale or transfer to other people. Either way, restoring your laptop to factory settings will result in complete data loss.

A system reset differs from the process of updating it, implying a complete return of the PC and OS to the state in which the device was purchased. And if you do not have a system backup, then you will permanently lose all files, including photos, documents, as well as a large amount of downloaded data from the Internet.

However, there is still a chance to recover lost files after performing a Windows reset, but until they are overwritten. As soon as you encounter such a situation, immediately stop using the laptop, otherwise all lost files may be overwritten with new ones and it will be impossible to restore them.

To recover files lost as a result of a system reset, download and run Hetman Partition Recovery and scan your computer's hard drive using the tools provided by the program.

By default, Windows 8/10 saves all documents and personal files of the user to the Documents folder, which is located: C:\Users\Username\Documents

Images to folder:
C:\Users\Username\Pictures

Files downloaded from the network to a folder:
C:\Users\Username\Downloads

Desktop files to folder:
C:\Users\Username\Desktop

After the process of scanning the laptop hard drive is finished, use the program to navigate to the folder from which you want to recover files.

Transfer the files you need to the "Recovery List" and click "Recover".

In a similar way, using Hetman Partition Recovery, you can recover data after formatting a hard disk, reinstalling Windows, an operating system or hard disk failure, damage to the file system, from damaged or inaccessible disk partitions, as well as after emptying the recycle bin or accidentally deleting files.

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