How to recover data after reinstalling windows

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  • How to recover data after

    reinstalling windows

    How to recover after reinstalling windows? There exist operating systems like Windows

    2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and partition formats

    such as NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, FAT16, etc. User would lose plenty of files after reinstalling

    windows, fortunately, these files are recoverable.

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    Normally, system reinstalling refers to computer operating system reinstalling. It has to be

    reinstalled due to improper operation, virus attack, Trojans which lead to file damage or

    system crash. Some users will also reinstall operating system in order to optimize

    operating system though operating system runs normally.

    What is system reinstalling?

    System reinstalling refers to, fundamentally, format disk that system exists (usually disk C),

    then copy new system into formatted disk. When installing operating system, user always

    encounters various installing ways like clean installation, upgrade installation, install under

    Windows or DOS, definitions are as follows:

    Clean installation refers to install another operating system beyond previous

    operating system, namely, multiple operating system coexistence. Clean installation

    is the ideal option for those users who still want to use previous system or feel

    worries about new operating system and merely like to try the new system. Clean

    installation is of high safety and harmless to previous system, such as Windows


    Upgrade installation refers to upgrade previous operating system, for example,

    upgrade Windows 98 up to Windows 2000 or Windows XP which bears advantages

    of retaining original programs, data, settings and of few compatible problems,

    disadvantage of difficult to recover once upgraded.

    Installation under Windows is the simplest installing method which merely requires

    inserting installing CD and running installing program, familiar in interface and

    simple in operation.

  • Installation under DOS is an installing way for computer masters, which is

    performed under a heap of DOS prompts. Generally, user only need to set it as CD

    driver steering in BIOS and start system with Windows installing CD, then installing

    program would run automatically; or user could manually run Setup.exe program

    under Windows.

    Reinstalling operating will overwrite some files, for example, if a system disk has 100G

    with 20G overwritten, then the other 80G is theoretically recoverable after reinstalling


    User needs a data recovery software to recover lost files. However, there are numerous

    data recovery software on market, and MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a efficient, concise

    and green software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., is recommended. It can recover

    file systems like FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS, etc and run under Win2000, Win2003,

    Win XP, Win 7 and Win 2008, etc. MiniTool Power Data Recovery is functional software,

    small in size and harmless to operating system and disk partition no matter installing or

    uninstalling. Click MiniTool Power Data Recovery Download to download this software for


  • Five modules are available after entering software: "Undelete Recovery", "Damaged

    Partition Recovery", "Lost Partition Recovery", "Digital Media Recovery" and

    "CD/DVD Recovery".

    Annotation (in the red box) comes up when putting mouse pointer on each module. Here

    we choose "Damaged Partition Recovery".

  • Software will automatically list corresponding partition information. There are two buttons

    on the right, one is Open which is employed to scan present system disk files when disk

    partition runs normally; the other is Full Scan which is used to full scan disk partition and

    search data when disk is severely damaged or formatted, so here we click "Full Scan".

  • Then, many partitions will be scanned and user should find partitions to be recovered,

    then click "Show Files" to enter.

  • Likewise, user could see file list in partition where previous data (with D or U letter) can be

    found, then find desired data and click "Save Files" to recover.

  • Now click "Browse " and select files and have them saved, then recovery is finally