System Restore is a process to undo system changes without affecting the personal information such as email, documents, photos, videos, etc. System Restore works by monitoring your system and it notes the changes, which are made to your system when you install new applications. When it notes a change each time, it automatically creates a new restore point. Usually System Restore application maintains multiple restore points and it is possible to create restore points manually as well. Restore points are created when performing different operations like installing new software, while using Auto Update, during restore operation, during Microsoft backup or recovery operation, etc. Sometimes when new software or driver is installed in your computer and if it makes your computer to work slowly or behave unexpectedly then you can make use of system restore to restore your system back to a previous state, in which it was working fine. It is a good practice to create restores point whenever you make any major change in the system. To perform system restore first click start button then select "all programs" from the start menu. Select Accessories-> System Tools-> System Restore to open System Restore window. Then select desired restore point from System Restore window. When something goes bad in the system then you can make use of System Restore to set things right.
Before performing System Restore on Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 it is important to close all the programs because Windows needs to be restarted during this process. When system is restored, it will come to the previous state. System Restore will undo any changes that are made to the system since the selected restore point was created. Restoring the system will not affect those files that are stored into the system before creating restore point. However, the files, software, or other applications that are created after creating the restore point, will get deleted from the computer. During System Restore, there may be chances of occurrences of errors and such errors may cause damage to the files that are present in the system. While restoring system you should not shutdown the system because system shutdown may also lead to file loss. Sometimes System Restore operation may fail to restore the system and it may lead to loss of important files that are present in the system. To recover lost file frpom documets folder, you can use this link: http://www.myfilerecovery.net/lost-files-from-my-documents.html.
As there are many chances of occurrences of file loss, it is better to take a backup of all the files that are present in the system before performing System Restore operation. If any files are lost during System Restore process then you can restore such files from backup file. If file loss occurs from your system during System Restore, and if you do not have proper backup then there is no need to worry. In order to come out from the file loss situation you can make use of a good file recovery software for Mac or Windows depending on whether you are using Mac or Windows OS. File Recovery Software is the best file recovery software for Windows, that has the capacity to recover deleted, lost, or formatted files very easily. It can recover any files that are lost during system restore process. It may be audio file, video file, doc file or photos, all types of files can be recovered using this software. Besides recovering files after system restore, the software is capable of:
In order to recover files lost during system restore, you must follow these steps:
Step 1: Download and install demo version of File Recovery Software. Once you install the software, launch by double clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop. The main screen is displayed as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1 : Main Window
Step 2: Select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from the main screen. After that select the "Partition Recovery" option from the screen that appears as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2 : Select Partition Recovery
Step 3: After that, it will display list of physical drives. From that list, select the drive from where you want to recover the files and then click on next. Then select appropriate drives / partition from the screen that appears and click on next as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3 : Select Logical Drive
Step 4: From the next screen, select the type of the file that you want to recover and then it will display recovered files as shown in the Figure 4. Then you can save recovered information using "Save Recovery Session" option
Figure 4 : Recovered Data List