How can I recover user data after installing Windows 7?

rsg August 5, 2010
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My brother installed Windows 7 on my computer. But he did not create a backup of my user data (mydoc / desktop / mypics/ downloads) on the system drive. Now is there any option to recover those lost files?

  1. Sadcholo
    April 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Slap your brother upside the head, he just deleted your life.

  2. jhpot
    August 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    If the installation was a clean one you might be able to recover some files...give Recuva a go:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-your-deleted-files-easily-with-recuva/

  3. Tina
    August 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Could you please specify how Windows 7 was installed? Was it an upgrade or a clean installation? Was the system partition formatted before the installation?