Quickly Recover Data after Factory Resetting Windows 10/8/7

Factory Restore option on a storage device resets all setting and erases all existing data on it. You can still effortlessly restore data after factory restore with the help of Remo Recover software on Windows or Mac.


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I have used my system for a long time and there are some performance issues lately. So, I performed a factory reset on the system to improve its speed and performance. After the procedure, I realized I don’t have a backup in place.

Some of the data was important to me and I don’t want to lose it. Is there anything that can be done? I know I should have been more careful.

Yes, absolutely! We have a great tool that you can use to recover data after factory reset. Don’t be too hard on yourself! These things happen, it’s only human!

What is factory reset?

Before we go into details on data recovery, let us understand what factory reset is and what it does. Basically, a factory reset restores your computer back to its factory settings; to the state computer was in when it left the factory. In the process, all user data and settings, third party applications and data are wiped out.

Since this process erases all data, it is important that you backup your drive entirely. If you don’t have backup files and all your data is gone, third party data recovery tools are of immense help to recover lost files after factory reset.

About Remo Recovery Software:

Remo Recover is a great tool that allows you to perform data recovery after factory restoring Windows 10 or any other version of Windows. It is built with efficient scanning algorithms to carefully extract all data. All your drive’s partitions and data are recovered with folder structure in place.

The software can also be used to recover deleted files from formatted/re-partitioned drives. In addition to computer's internal storage hard drive, this tool can also recover deleted or lost files from SD card, external hard drives, pen drives, flash drives, and other storage devices. A special tool called Remo Photo Recovery is available to recover photos, videos and audio.

The software works on a read only mechanism, so you don’t have to worry about original files being altered during the recovery process.

All file systems such as FAT 16, FAT 32, exFAT, NTFS etc. are supported. Supports all versions of Windows such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 etc. It supports lost or deleted partition recovery on Windows 10, and earlier versions. For Mac users, a separate version called Remo Recover Mac is available.

Helpful tips to avoid data loss…

  • Maintain regular backup of data so as to avert data loss
  • Be alert while performing tasks like deletion of data, use of cut paste method, system restore etc.
  • Update your antivirus, and use genuine software on your system
  • Do not commence the process of system restore unless you have the proper knowledge

Steps to recover files after factory resetting the Windows system:

Step 1: Download the demo version of Remo Recover and install it on your system. Launch the software to open its main screen. Select "Recover Partitions" option from the main screen, and choose the drive from where you want to recover files after factory reset and click "Scan" button as illustrated in figure 1.

Data Recovery after Factory Restore - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now the software starts scanning the selected drive to find lost files. Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recoverable files are displayed in "Data View" or "File Type View" format as illustrated in figure 2.

Data Recovery after Factory Restore - Data Type View or File Type View of Recovered Files

Figure 2: Data Type View or File Type View of Recovered Files

Step 3: Prior saving the recovered files you can even preview them using "Preview" option to test the efficiency of the software, as illustrated in figure 3.

Data Recovery after Factory Restore - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: After evaluating the recovery results, if you are fully satisfied with the tool, you can activate the complete version of the software and save the recovered files with "Save" option as illustrated in figure 4.

Data Recovery after Factory Restore - Save Recovered Data

Figure 4: Save Recovered Data