Recover Lost Files After Windows Update – Solved

Have you ever noticed the popup message on task bar saying that you have new Windows update to install? Actually, you may see the message – New updates are available – while working on Window 7 system. At this time, you can choose to click on such message and press install button to allow update installation.

However, the topic “how to recover lost files after Windows update” is closely watched by people. The fact that various factors could lead to Windows update failure contributes a lot to the Windows update recovery issue.

To be honest, if sudden power failure, virus infection, improper operation and many other things happen during Windows update, users’ files may get lost unexpectedly.

Recover Lost Files after Windows Update with Recovery Tool

Microsoft provides support for Windows update and it will usually not cause any data loss or system corruption. But the truth is many users still run into data loss problem caused by lots of reasons, as we mentioned above, during Windows update process or after Windows update had been installed successfully.

There’re mainly 2 Windows update data loss situations:

1. The first one is that users’ operating system is crashed during update, so they can’t restart the computer and enter hard disk drive anymore.

2. The second situation is that users have finished Windows update successfully, only to find some important data are missing.

Considering above 2 situations, we decide to offer 2 corresponding solutions to help users complete Windows update recovery.

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1. Users should burn MiniTool Power Data Recovery to USB flash drive or CD to make a boot disk. Then, change boot settings to boot from this disk, instead of the crashed OS. When users see the main interface of this software, they should choose a suitable module to start to recover lost files after Windows update.

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2. If users can start computer as usual, they should download free edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Then, install and launch it to recover lost files in Windows. Now, users also need to choose a suitable module from software main window and follow instructions in each software interface to continue Windows update recovery.

There’s one thing users should notice: the free edition has a 1GB free recovery limit. So please buy a license to upgrade software to an advanced edition so as to break this limit.