Windows 10: Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive

Discus and support Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I did a search for answers to my problem and didn’t find what I needed. I apologize in advance, but I am desperate to recover my data. Sorry for the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by psheadl, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. psheadl Win User

    Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive


    I did a search for answers to my problem and didn’t find what I needed. I apologize in advance, but I am desperate to recover my data. Sorry for the long post but here is the history leading to my problem. Recently MS did an update to my Windows 10 (believe 1703?). After that I found out the graphics card driver wasn’t supported, and my resolution was fixed 1280X1024. I purchased a new graphics card and the screen resolution was fine. A few days later It started getting the “blue screen” crash and automatic boot. The crashes became more frequent, so I returned the graphics card and replaced with a new one. That didn’t fix the crash issue and the crashes became more frequent with boot time increasing with each crash. Eventually the computer refused to boot and just locked up. I removed the hard drive and bought a new Dell XPS 8930. I have an external USB hard drive reader and I wanted to get my user files off the hard drive. The drive shows “system reserved” I assigned a drive letter and checked the “view hidden files” option. It only shows some system files. I checked the disk partition and there are two partitions. I am a total novice and would like some help in recovering my user files to put on my new computer. Thanks in advance for any help.

    :)
     
    psheadl, Dec 8, 2017
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    Oh and I had a sshd installed about 6-9 months ago with the W10 image. All my files were recovered from my previous hard drive but a local computer shop
     
    CurtCullen, Dec 8, 2017
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    If the system crash, then user profile might be corrupt. I recommend you use the following method to recover your files:

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    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/recover-data-n...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 8, 2017
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive

    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2017
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  5. psheadl Win User
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    Thanks, here is the screen shot
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    psheadl, Dec 8, 2017
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  6. Samuria Win User
    Samuria, Dec 8, 2017
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Something deleted all the other partitions on the drive. You might be able to restore the deleted partitions on the drive using software designed to do that.
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2017
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  8. zbook New Member

    Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive

    Download and install: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...-manager.htmll
    Post an image into the thread.

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    list volume
    list partition
    exit
    When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread
     
    zbook, Dec 8, 2017
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    Why?
     
    NavyLCDR, Dec 8, 2017
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  10. zbook New Member
    Wondering what happened to the partitions
     
    zbook, Dec 8, 2017
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  11. RolandJS Win User
    I might be too late, until that desired partition is recovered, I highly recommend using tools and utilities existing on booted USB and/or DVD devices. Others will correct me if I'm wrong and give you better advice *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Dec 9, 2017
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  12. psheadl Win User
    Thanks everyone for your help. I purchased the recommended Partition Recovery Professional 16 and was able to recover my files. I am not a wiz at this however you people really helped me get through this.
     
    psheadl, Dec 9, 2017
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  13. zbook New Member

    Recover User files from a previous computer hard drive

    What else was done with OS or software that might have caused the lost of the partitions?
    Glad you got it fixed.
    Please post images of disk management (widen each volume and status columns) and Minitool partition wizard.
    Please run the DM log collector so that the logs can be troubleshooted:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums
    Post a zip into the thread.
     
    zbook, Dec 9, 2017
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  14. RolandJS Win User
    "...Partition Recovery Professional 16..." -- pshead
    From EaseUS or from...? I want to bookmark that web site *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Dec 10, 2017
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  15. SIW2 Win User
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