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Recover Files after Windows 8 Reset

Can I recover files after Windows 8 reset?

Recently I invested a new computer and planned to give the old HP envy tower which runs Windows 8 to my brother. So I attempted to remove all my photos and documents on the HP envy tower to the new portable hard drive and then restored the computer to factory settings. It took about 4 hours to copy the picture files and documents. But next day I found that I in fact did NOT move all of the data. I forgot a picture folder that contains lots of photos together with my wife. This has been a disaster and is about the equivalent of losing all of our memories in a fire. I want to get them back but is there any real possibility of being able to recover files after Windows 8 reset?

Two ways to recover files after Windows 8 reset

As we know, factory settings reset will erase all your data on the computer. People usually do it before giving or selling the device to others to make sure their privacy won't leak. So if you haven’t transferred all the files you need to other storage device, you may bear the risk of losing them. But don’t worry! You have two choices to recover files after Windows 8 reset. First you can take the hard drive inside the PC to data recover company. They can help you get your files back. But it usually costs you very much. And another way is to try Syston data recovery tool to recover the lost files by yourself. It is the most cost-effective way.

How to recover files after Windows 8 reset with Syston data recovery tool

Syston Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool which can effectively retrieve files lost due to factory settings reset. Pictures, videos, audio, emails, documents all can be recovered. You may worried about that you can’t operate this tool since you don't have any technical background. In fact, as a wizard-like program, it is very easy-to-use. And here we also offer you a step-by-step guide. Follow it and then you recover files after Windows 8 reset with no efforts.

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Step 1. Launch Syston Data Recovery and select the file types you want to recover. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

Launch Syston Data Recovery to recover files after Windows 8 reset

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected hard drive to recover files after Windows 8 reset

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on a different drive or memory card in case of recovery failure.

Preview and recover files after Windows 8 reset

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