How to Recover Lost Data after Upgrading to Windows 10

"I upgraded to Window 10 yesterday. The upgrade went very well but I didn't realize I have some important files stored on the system drive. Now all disappear! Is there any way to recover lost Windows data after upgrading to Windows 10?"

Recovering data is not easy especially when you want to recover data from the system drive - C drive after Windows update because lost data on your system drive can be easily overwritten by new data and become unrecoverable. Thus, what to do when you unfortunately lost files after Windows 10 update? Is there any tool can recover the lost files?

We recommend you may try Any Data Recovery Pro, a professional data recovery tool that can deeply scan and analyze your drives to recover your lost files under diverse complex circumstances. Just in 3 simple steps, you can recover your lost photos, videos, music, documents and other 550+ formats files.

1. Run this program after downloading and installing. Remember not download and install it on the partition you lost files. And then follow the wizard to select the file types you lost files and then click "Next".

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2. Select a location where your lost files stored (C: drive here). Click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files.

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3. After scan, the program will list all your lost files by file type, folder structure and time; you can preview them before recovery.

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Additionally: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 without Losing Data

Microsoft offers a free upgrade for current Windows 7 and Windows 8.1/8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. Unlike previous OS upgrade, Windows 10, you can keep Windows settings, personal files such as your documents, pictures, and music, and most of the installed programs. Thus you can upgrade to Windows 10 without losing most data.

What all you will keep and miss during the Windows 10 upgrade?

If you're upgrading from You can keep You will miss
Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 Windows settings, personal files and most apps Windows Media Center, Desktop gadgets, Solitaire, Hears, and Minesweeper games
Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT Windows settings, personal files and most apps Windows Media Center, Desktop gadgets, Solitaire, Hears, and Minesweeper games
Windows 7 Windows settings, personal files and most apps Windows Media Center, Desktop gadgets, Solitaire, Hears, and Minesweeper games
Windows Vista Nothing - you must boot from media and perform a clean install All

Although Windows 10 upgrade will keep most of your data, we still recommend you create a backup of important data just in case of unforeseeable data loss.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery Follow @Jerry Cook