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How to Recover Lost Files after OS Upgrades to Windows 10?

by Bryan, 2015-07-22

"Last night, I upgraded my Windows OS from Windows 8.1 to 10. But all the files on the desktop are gone including some important documents and many photos. How could I recover these lost files after the OS upgrades to Windows 10? What should I do?" – Jimmy, from Yahoo Answers

Many Windows users recently upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 in order to make use of new & advanced features. But OS upgrade would be a disaster – you may loss important files during the upgrade process. OS upgrade would overwrite your C drive and may change partition table or delete some incompatible files & programs. Don't be panic, some data recovery tools can completely help you recover lost files after OS upgrade. Do Your Data Recovery Free is such a tool that can help you recover lost files after OS upgrades to Windows 10.

Do Your Data Recovery Free provides three recovery modes for you to recover data after operating system upgrades to Windows 10. Quick Recovery mode will quickly scan your drive and find recently lost files, it takes about 4-6 minutes. If you can't find your files, please click Advanced Recovery, this recovery mode will takes more time to scan your drive and find every recoverable file. But if your partition is lost, please select Lost Partition Recovery mode.

How to Recover Data after Operating System Upgrades to Windows 10?

Most of users get data loss from desktop after OS upgrades to Windows 10. In this case, you'd better to run the program to scan your desktop or C drive. In order to quickly get your files back, please follow the guide.

Step 1: Select a drive to scan

You can select a location to scan, such as Desktop, C drive or other drives. The location is where you lost your files.

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Step 2: Select file types

recover lost files after OS upgrades to Windows 10

Step 3: Preview and Recover files

The program lets you preview the found files before you decide to save them on your PC. Once you have found what you've lost, just select them and click Recover button to save them on your PC or other device.

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