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Recover lost files after re-installing Windows XP

Generally hard drives are formatted before using it. Formatting makes your hard drive new and   ready to use for storing data and processing. Hard drives are formatted due to various reasons like when your computer is very slow in processing data, virus attack, file corruption, while partitioning or re-partitioning drive etc. formatting is also done when we want to upgrade or re-install Operating System from one environment to another.

Hard drives are prone to data loss when you format you drive / partition while re-installing your Windows XP Operating System. Apart from this many other reasons for data loss are accidentally formatting of the wrong drive or partition and formatting the drive while re-installing Windows Operating System without taking backup of your important data may result in data loss. In such cases you can easily recover files Windows by using good Windows file recovery software. File recovery is possible until, unless the lost or deleted files are overwritten.

When you delete or lost a file from the computer it won’t get deleted permanently from the computer. Only the pointers to the file get removed from the file directory. The Operating System marks this space as free space available for storing new files. You still find those deleted files in your hard drive, but in the inaccessible form.  It is possible to recover those deleted or lost files from Windows XP Operating System by using good recovery software.

How to recover deleted files in Windows XP?

To select good Windows XP file recovery software read some articles and blogs about the software to check the selected software is capable to recover lost files from Windows XP, vista and Windows 7 Partitions / drive.  Make sure the selected application recover files from damaged partitions, reformatted partitions, re-partitioned and re-formatted drive after re-installing Windows. Check whether the software supports recovery of various deleted or lost file formats from Windows XP Operating System. Make sure the software allows you to preview the recovered files before saving them. Download the trial version of the software to check the recovery results and evaluate the software.  Check the software comes with good customer support, which helps in resolving your quires while recovering lost files from Windows XP. Buy the software based on the demo version results to restore files from Windows XP Operating System.  Follow the simple steps give below to recover files after re installing Windows XP.

  • Remove the hard drive and connect it to another computer as an secondary storage device
  • Download and install Windows XP file recovery software to the computer to which you connect you hard drive to recover lost files
  • Run the software to recover lost files after re-installing Windows XP Operating System
  • Follow the step by step instruction given by the software and according  to that recover lost files after reinstalling Windows XP Operating System

Note: Make sure that you are storing your recovered data in a safe location, do not save it in a same partition or drive from where you recovered files. It may overwrite the recovered data.