When you update your present version of Windows operating system to any newer version such as Windows 8.1, there can be situations where in all of the stored personal contents are not moved to the updated version of Windows OS. Similarly this can happen when you reinstall, reset or degrade your Windows operating system. This can be due to permission issues with the existing files while upgrading to the newer version of Windows operating system. Otherwise, all existing files will be moved to a folder named Windows.old, allowing you to conveniently restore them after Windows 8.1 upgrade.
Before formatting any Windows or any other OS running on hard drive, the most basic rule is to create a backup of all important data. However, if you did not feel the need to create backup of your important data, or if you were unable to do it due to any reasons, you might lose some files after the process. However, you can still restore them after Windows 8.1 upgrade unless any new partition has not been created or reformatted in the previous volume’s place.
Other problems that can cause data loss while updating:
It can sometimes be possible that if you are unable to access the partition from which you want to recover data and you are forced to format the hard drive partition. Some of the most common scenarios are detailed in below section. Glance through them before we begin to restore data after Windows 8.1 update with the help of Remo Recover tool:
Performing data recovery after Windows 8.1 update using Remo Recover:
When any Windows OS based system’s hard disk drive gets formatted due to any reasons, the operating system removes the path to access all data from that hard disk drive. Remo Recover software while restoring files from a formatted hard disk drive partition, deeply scans for traces of such deleted files on that drive, fixes them and makes those files accessible to the Windows operating system. Beside this, the software provides most straightforward way to recover data from Windows 10 Anniversary edition as well.
Some of most advanced features of Remo Recover:
Step 1: Click Download Now to download Remo Recover on your system and complete the installation process. Then run the software and select Recover Partitions in the main screen. Then click Scan for the software to begin the scanning and recovery process
Figure 1: Home Screen
Step 2: After the drive is scanned, all the available partitions are shown
Figure 2: Choose a partition
Step 3: Now all the files found in the selected partition are shown using either File Type View or Data View
Figure 3: File Type View
Step 4: Have a free Preview of recovered files and save them to any suitable location
Figure 4: Save Recovered Files