how to recover file after reinstall windows 7

June 9, 2011 at 20:27:28
Specs: Windows 7
My computer crashed so I reinstalled windows 7 update and it deleted all my old files. It was like starting a new computer. no previous files, folders, settings, or programs

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#1
June 9, 2011 at 22:51:18
you obviously did a factory restore and NOT a windows 7 update.

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#2
June 9, 2011 at 22:55:48
... so any file recovery is not possible!

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#3
June 9, 2011 at 23:02:18
YES, you can still recover lots of your files...DON'T add any progs or anything until after you have recovered your files as that will erase any chance of recovering.
Try Recuva:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_r...

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#4
June 9, 2011 at 23:34:07
To clarify #3 above. If the same portion of the hard drive has not been overwritten then the old files will still be there but don't show.

Recuva can see and recover them in most cases. You may want to read and set what type of files you want to recover. Otherwise the available list may be unmanageable.

Ewen

Try recuva on your exiting Windows installation. You will be amazed at how many files you thought were deleted can still be recovered. No need to actually recover them.


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