How do I recover my deleted files after upgrading to Windows 10?

  1.    15 Oct 2015 #1

    How do I recover my deleted files after upgrading to Windows 10?

    Hi guys,

    I was using Windows 8.1 then upgraded to Windows 10, but all of my personal files has deleted and I tried best of recovery programs and they're not helped me.
    So, if I roll back to my previous version of Windows, does my personal files recoverd?

    Thanks for you.
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  2.    15 Oct 2015 #2

    No. Rollback doesn't affect personal files. In fact to do a rollback would make chances of recovering files worse as you would be writing more to the disk.

    If you don't have backup and can't recover them they are lost unfortunately.
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  3.    15 Oct 2015 #3

    In fact there are data recovery programs, which you could try to use. However, I agree with halasz in one important point: Your data (or huge part of it) most likely is no longer there: When a file gets deleted, then it most likely is recoverable. But when the sectors, in which this file had been saved, get overwritten by something else, then the previous information is lost. The upgrade writes gigabytes of data to disc so chances are not good.

    If you have a backup, you should try going from there.

    Apart from that I do not understand, why the upgrade would delete your files. Usually your files will just stay as they were before...
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       16 Oct 2015 #4

    How did you do the upgrade?
    Did you tell it to save files and settings during the upgrade?

    Can you find any of the files in C:\Windows.old?
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  5.    18 Oct 2015 #5

    Files and settings stored in the Users or Documents and Settings subfolders of Windows.old might still be available in Windows.old after 28 days, but other files, including Windows installation files, will be deleted. If you decide you want some or all of these files back, you can usually retrieve them from this folder.
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  6.    27 Jan 2016 #6

    Hi! No can't recover data if you roll back to previous version of Windows. Not all the tool is capable of recovering data. The only way to recover your files is to make use of professional and reliable recovery tool. Try out this one, it might work
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