How To Recover Lost Files After Windows 10 Upgrade?

“Hi!!! I upgraded my Windows operating system from 8.1 to Windows 10. Everything was fine until I restarted the system. Once it rebooted what I noticed is that my half of the data from C drive lost from it. In C drive I have saved my important documents of my office work and also vacation pictures which I have lost due to upgrading the system to Windows 10. As these files are essential for me, so I need to get back them anyhow. Does anyone know how to recover lost files after Windows 10 upgrade? Any suggestion would be appreciated.”

This kind of situations will leave the user in drastic conditions. When any vital files are lost then it is very difficult to handle. But you need not to worry about the loss of files as you are at the right place to know from where you will get all the query related to recovering of files after Windows 10 upgrade. For more details, you can visit this link:

In such situations, try to reboot the system for sometimes. Eventually, most of the times after rebooting, you will get rid of such issue. In such case, it is possible that your local profile become corrupted and you need to create a new administrator account. To create a new admin account, first of all, logout your current temporary profile or session.  Now, log in with new administrator which you have created. For doing such thing, you need to go to C Drive: / Users / {corrupted profile} and start taking the files to your new user profile. This type of process will take much time and there is no 100% surety that you will recover all those files. So if this method fails to recover your lost files then try one more method, Windows .old process.  Windows. Old is a hidden folder which is able to recover few files from old Windows. To access that lost folder, first of all you need to change the settings in the Windows Explorer. The procedure are mentioned below:

  • Click on “Start” and then type Hidden.
  • Now click on “Show Hidden files and folders”.
  • Click on View tab and then select “Advanced setting” which locate your Hidden files and folders.
  • Now click on “Show Hidden files and folders”.
  • Click on “Apply” option and then click on “OK” button.

This process will help you to recover few of your files and folders from old Windows. However, if you want to retrieve complete files then it is suggested to take the help of recovery software like Folder Recovery software.

Features of Folder Recovery Software:

Steps to Recover Lost Files After Windows 10 Upgrade:

Step 1: Download and Install Folder Recovery software on your computer, and after which you will get Main screen with three different options. Among them select "Recover Files" option.

Recover Lost Files After Windows 10 Upgrade - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Among two options provided, choose "Recover Lost Files" option to recover lost files.

How To Recover Lost Files After Windows 10 Upgrade? - Select Recover Deleted Files Option

Figure 2: Select Recover Files Option

Step 3: Soon after, you choose "Recover Lost Files" option, select the drive from which the lost files need to be restored. Immediately after clicking on "Next" button, the scanning process will start.

Recovering Of Files After Windows 10 Upgrade - Select Drive To Restore Deleted Folders

Figure 3: Select Drive To Restore Files

Step 4: Once the scanning process is over, the recovered data can be viewed using "File Type View" or "Data View" option. Then select "Preview" option to view the recovered files prior to saving.

Recovering Lost Files After Windows 10 Upgrade - Preview Restored Deleted Folders

Figure 4: Preview Restored Files