Recover Files After Factory Reset of Laptop

“Hi, I am using my laptop from last two years. But from last month, there was a sudden reduce in its performance as well as the system was very slow. Due to this problem, I decided to restore my laptop to factory setting. But once I restore to factory setting, then I think that I have not taken the backup of my files which leads to huge data loss.  Can anyone suggest me how to retrieve files from factory reset laptop?”

What will happen after factory reset?

A factory reset or Master reset will restore your computer to its original settings by removing all the data which are stored on laptop hard drive i.e. restore device’s software to its original manufacturing settings. However doing so, it will remove the entire data, distributions and even settings on system hard drive.

When we will prefer factory reset?

Factory reset is same as the concept of reformatting laptop hard drive. It is frequently done to repair software issues which the system is facing like:

Reasons to perform factory reset operation on laptop:

To Fix Malfunctioning: If your laptop performance is decreased due to faulty of the device, then you have to restore factory settings to increase its performance.

Reset Configuration of Device: If you want to sell or dispose of your laptop then you may perform factory reset operation to set its configuration to default settings to remove all your personal data from the laptop.

Operating System Issues: Due to software conflicts, you may reinstall the operating system. If you follow inappropriate steps while performing operating system re-installation and up-gradation, then you may try for factory resetting.

In such circumstances, you may lose the entire files that are saved on the laptop hard drive. If you are facing the same kind of data loss issue, then don’t get worried. In such situation, you can take the help of Retrieval Lost File software to get back the data from hard drive after factory reset.

Features of Retrieval Lost File software:

  • This software has an advanced scanning algorithm which scans and extract files from the laptop after factory setting.
  • Retrieval Lost File software is compatible with all versions of Windows operating system such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
  • Apart from Windows operating system, this software also recovers files lost files from Mac OS X such as Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, etc. For more details, you can visit this link:
  • This software is capable of restoring files after factory resetting from various popular brands of laptop such as Dell, Samsung, Acer, Sony, HP, etc.
  • It also restores files from different types of system file system such as FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5, ReFS formatted partitions/drives.
  • The software has a “Find” option through which you can search the particular file using their unique signature.
  • It has a Preview option through which you can view the recovered files before restoring it to the desired location.
  • Using this software, you can also recover deleted or lost files from SD card, USB drive, flash drive, pen drive, memory stick, etc.
  • The software has a unique feature named as "Save Recovery Session" option which helps you to avoid rescanning of the drive.



    Steps to Retrieve Files From Factory Reset Laptop:

    Step 1: Launch the demo version of the application, on the main screen as illustrated in figure 1, select "Recover Drives" option.

    How To Retrieve Files From Factory Reset Laptop- Home Window

    Figure 1: Main Screen

    Step 2: Click on "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" option from the screen.

    Files Lost After Factory Reset

    Figure 2: Select Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

    Step 3: Here you need to select partition from the list of partitions and click next.

    Recovering Files After Factory Reset


    Figure 3: Select Partition

    Step 4: Once recovery process is over, you can view the recovered list in "Data Type View" and File Type view".

    Recover Data After Factory Reset

    Figure 4: Recovered Data

    Step 5: By clicking on Yes on save the recovery session option, you can save the recovery session for future, which to avoid re-scanning of the drive.

    Recover Files After Factory Reset

    Figure 5: Recover Files After Factory Reset

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