How to Restore Files Lost after Windows Creators Update

If your files are missing after Windows 10 Creators Update, this article will guide you with three different ways to restore the lost or missing files and folders. For hassle-free file recovery, get the free demo of Remo Recover tool.


How to Recover Data after Windows Creators update

Windows 10 Creators Update comes with new features and improvements. While enjoying the new features, you found that some of your important files are missing, well, you are alone. There are reports of missing files and folders from several users, do not panic. We have a sure-shot solution for this problem and be assured that the missing files after Windows 10 Creators update can be recovered.

Creating backup of files before any upgradation or installation is very important. If you have a backup copy of the files stored on an external drive or another PC, you can just restore them without any issues. But, if you did not take a backup and the Creators update deleted your important files, well, there is still a way to get the missing files back. Below mentioned are the 3 methods from which you can restore missing files.

Method 1: Use Remo Data Recovery Tool

This is the simple and easiest methods of all to get your lost files after Creators update. Remo Recover supports in retrieving lost or missing files due to Windows 10 Creators update. It has easy to understand GUI to guide you through the recovery process. So, you don’t have to be a geek to use this product. You can download the free version of the software and follow the below mentioned steps.

A Guide to Recover Missing Files after Windows 10 Creators Update

Download the data recovery software on a different drive than the one from which the files missing. Doing so, will prevent from the data being overwritten.

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows computer. Run the software to open the main screen. In the main screen select Recover Partitions option and then choose the drive from which you want to recover data. Click Scan for the scanning process to start

Main screen

Step 2: After the scan completes, a list of partitions are displayed; choose a partition to recover and continue

Choose a partition to recover

Step 3: All files found on the partition are displayed. At this point, you also have a chance to preview these files

Preview recovered data

Step 4: As a final step, save these files to a desired location on your computer or any external storage device

Save recovered data

Note: This tool came in handy in recovering files after Windows 10 Anniversary Update, when users reported data loss after the update.

Method 2: Restore Data from File History

If you have enabled “File History” backup feature on your PC, you can restore the missing files after Creators update. Here are the steps to do that;

  • Type file history in search box. From the search results, double click Restore files with file history to open it.
  • In the File History window type the name of the missing file or browse the windows using the right and left arrows.
  • Now, select all the missing files and click “Restore”. This will restore the files to their original location.
  • If you want to change the restore location, that is if you want to restore the files to a different location and not in its original destination, right click ‘Restore’ button and from the context menu select ‘Restore To’ and select your desired destination to restore the files.

Method 3: Rollback to Previous Version

In this method, you can restore your missing files by going back the previous installation from the restore points that were created before updating Windows 10 Creators update.

  • Open Settings and then select Update & security.
  • Next, select Recovery and under Advance startup, click Restart Now.
  • Under Advance Startup screen, choose Troubleshoot, then select Advanced options and then System Restore.
  • Choose the restore point you selected before installing Windows 10 Creators Update and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

With this method, you will not be able to enjoy the new features. If you want Creators update and your missing files back, using the first method is the best choice.



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