How to Recover Data from Factory Reset Laptops
“I have today restores my computer to factory default settings and have lost all my pictures, files etc. Any idea how I can retrieve them at all I have pictures I have had for years all installed on there. Any help much appreciated!”
A new Windows laptop is fast and quick in response. But over time, the accumulation of files, settings, and disk fragments will slow down computer performance, or even cause some major errors, such as blue screen and constant shutting down. In order to solve the problem, restoring the laptop to the state it came out of the factory can solve these mentioned problems easily and quickly. However, though restoring laptops to factory settings can help us solve some problems, it will lead to data loss if you didn’t make proper backups beforehand. What should we do if some important files are lost after factory reset? Is it possible to recover personal files after factory reset?
Can I Recover Personal Files After Factory Reset Laptop
Whether or not you can recover data from factory reset depends on how the factory resetting is done. There are two ways to handle the removal of data in both Windows 8 and Windows 10. In Windows 8, when you decide to remove files, Windows will give you the options of “thoroughly” remove your personal files and “quickly” remove your personal files. In Window 10, the options are “Just remove my files” and “Remove files and clean the drive”.The quick removal or the Just remove my files option, is quick but less secure if you plan to donate or recycle your computer. This option is similar to quick formatting. It just resets the filesystem and cleared the table address. Although inaccessible, the raw data are still there and can be recovered by using professional data recovery tools.
The quick removal or the Just remove my files option, is quick but less secure if you plan to donate or recycle your computer. This option is similar to quick formatting. It just resets the filesystem and cleared the table address. Although inaccessible, the raw data are still there and can be recovered by using professional data recovery tools. The thorough removal, on the other hand, writes random patterns to every sector of the drive, overwriting any existing data visible to the operating system. This process will provide enough security for typical scenarios but as a result consumes hours to complete. This is the option for you if you are disposing of highly confidential business and government data. A single pass overwriting will put most consumer level recovery software off. Even with ample funds and forensic tools, only fragments of data can be salvaged.
How to Recover Data from Factory Reset Laptop
Basically, resetting PC will completely remove all programs, applications, games, documents, pictures, music or movies from the device. But unless you specifically order to clean the drive, these lost data can be recovered with professional data recovery software. Here, H Data Recovery Software is recommended to recover personal data from factory reset laptop hard drives. H Data Recovery Software can also help you handle data loss situations like lost partitions, accidental deletions, emptied recycle bin and other more data lost situations.
After installing H Data Recovery Software, you will see the below window of the main interface. There are 6 data recovery modules and you can select a suitable module according to data loss situation.
Step 1. Install and Launch H Data Recovery Software and select “Formatted Hard Drive Accidentally” or “Universal Recovery”, which will deep scan all drives and partitions to the fullest extent, and try to locate every previously removed file.
Step 2. Select the partition where you want to recover files from. Click Next to start the scan process. It only takes few seconds!
Step 3. When scanning is done, you will be able to see all the files that can be recovered. Check the files you wish to recover and click next to start the recovering process.