How to Recover Data from Hard Drive after Reimage

Updated on June 24, 2022

Remo Recover is a dedicated software for recovering lost files due to reimaging of the hard drive. It is equipped with advanced deep scan algorithms that can recover files from re-imaged HDDs. It can detect files in more than 300 file formats like photos, videos, MS office files and many more. It is integrated with a simple user interface which makes the recovery process simple even during complex data loss scenarios like corruption, formatting, etc.


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“Hi, I lost all my vital data including family pictures, documents, favorite music collection from my Mac OS X hard drive after I reimagined it. Actually, I couldn’t make a copy of important data from the hard drive before reimage. Is it possible to recover data from a reimaged hard drive?”

What Does Reimaging a Hard Drive or Computer mean?

Reimaging a Hard Drive or Computer means a process of erasing the hard drive and reinstalling a new operating system on your PC. It's almost like getting a whole new machine after the reimage is finished.

Does Reimaging Deletes Data?

Yes, Reimaging Deletes Data. As previously said, the reimage procedure entails restoring your disk to its original state and reinstalling the operating system. In simple, it removes all the old program files, personal data, third party applications, etc., and restores the computer to factory settings. Which is why it is crucial to have a backup while reimaging a computer.


Note: If you used your drive to write data after reimaging, there's a good chance of permanent data loss scenario. So avoid adding any new data after re-imaging a hard drive if you want to recover your lost files.

Can Data Be Recovered After a Reimage?

Yes, before you extract your data off the disk, make sure you don't use the drive. Assuming that the entire OS has been freshly installed, there is no method to recover your data manually. However, utilize reliable software like Remo Recover to recover files from reimaged internal hard drive.

Remo Recover, a dedicated reimaged hard drive recovery can easily recover data from any reimaged hard drive including external drives, USB drives, and so on. It can recover over 300 different file types such as videos, photos, raw images and many more. Additionally, it offers the create image option that creates a copy of your disk to recover data without altering the original files.

How To Retrieve Files After Reimaging a Computer?

Step 1: Download and install the Remo Recover program to a healthy computer. And connect the reimaged internal hard drive from which you want to recover data to it.

Step 2: Launch Remo Recover and select the Recover Partition option to recover data from the hard drive after reimage.

Remo Recover main screen

Step 3: Now select the appropriate drive from which you want to recover data.

Step 4: Now click on the Scan option, once the scanning process is completed the recovered data will be displayed in Data View and File Type View.

recovered files displayed in File Type View

Step 5: Finally click on the Save option to get back the lost files on the desired location.

Recover Data from Re-imaged Hard Drive using File History

The File History feature allows you to recover files or folders from a backup. You can restore your files from an externally connected drive like a USB. Now, follow these simple steps to restore your data from HDD using File History:

  • In the search bar type Settings and select Settings and then select Update and recovery.
  • Select the option File History from the left panel.
  • Select the files you want to restore and click on the Restore option.
  • Finally select Restore To and Browse the location you want to restore the files.

Data Recovery through System Restore Point

A restore point is a method of restoring computer files to a previous state (when you purchased a new PC). Follow the below-mentioned steps to recover data using System Restore Point.

  • Open the Control Panel and select System and Security.
  • Then go to Security and Maintenance.
  • Select the Recovery option.
  • Select the Restore Point, click Next, and Finish.

Tips to Follow- to Avoid Data Loss due to Reimaging HDD:

  • Backup your files before reimaging your hard drive
  • Install a good antivirus tool to avoid your computer from getting corrupted.
  • Avoid downloading any spammy link from the internet, this might result in corruption.