Windows OS users opt for system restore to return their PC’s programs and system files to a time when everything was working fine. It is commonly preferred to restore your computer to a previous state, when Windows run slowly or unpredictably after installing a software program or a driver. Although, system restore do not cause any loss of your data, sometimes it is due to your some mistakes that results in important data loss. When you notice that your computer’s performance has been decreased and programs are running slowly, you may use the system restore provided by the Windows OS and restores your Windows to previous good state. But, in the process, you may forget to take a backup of files that were added after the so called precious good state; this will cause deletion of your files after restore. You should use deleted file recovery software in such data loss instances to restore deleted files after system restore.
When your files are lost or deleted in this manner, they are not permanently deleted from the hard drive, instead only file pointers will be removed and the space occupied by the deleted files will be marked as available for new data. So, this recovery software performs thorough scanning of your hard drive to find such files and recover them even after system restore. Also, if you have deleted some files before using system restore utility; this software has the capability to recover such deleted files. It can retrieve data from Windows 7, Vista, 2008, 2003 and XP. You can also use this software if you have formatted any partition accidentally and lost data stored on it, as it can restrore files lost due to formatting of your SATA/SCSI/IDE hard drive and can even recover deleted data from external HD, flash drive, memory card and FireWire drives.
The deleted file recovery software supports recovery of photo files on FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems on Windows operating system. Apart from Windows users, this software is recommended for use by Mac users on HFS+ and HFSX volumes to recover deleted files from Mac. This utility can also retrieve deleted data after formatting of the hard disk.
You can follow the steps explained below to recover files after using system restore utility:
Step 1: After installing, launch the software using its desktop icon or start menu option. Welcome screen appears, as displayed in Fig 1, select “Recover Files” option from it.
Fig 1: Welcome Screen
Step 2: On the next screen, select an appropriate recovery option from the options provided. Now, the new screen pops up displaying the detected drives on your computer, as shown in Fig 2. Select your drive and click “Next”.
Fig 2: Select Appropriate drive
Step 3: Next screen will display the different file types for you to select for scanning and recovery process, as displayed in Fig 3. Select file types and click “Next”.
Fig 3: Select File Types to recover
Step 4: After the completion of scanning process, list of recovered files is displayed which you can view using “File type view” or “Data view” option, as shown in Fig 4. If satisfied with the recovery result, purchase the full version and click “Next” after selecting files to recover.
Fig 4: Data view / File Type view