Lost Documents and Media Files After System Restore? Here Is the Solution!

“Hello, I restored my PC last night.  After doing so, I lost all my files from system. The files are very important to me. How can I recover my files after system restore?”

You can find so many user complaints just like the above case after a system restore. In such situations, need not panic, all your lost files can be recovered with ease.

What is system restore/system recovery?

System Restore is a special feature in Microsoft Windows allowing user to retain computer’s state to a previous point of time. So as to recover from system malfunctions or other issues.

More precisely, system restore help user when PCs are damaged, especially when registry is damaged. When system is restored, the partition is restored to the backed up mode (previous mode) it was earlier. But the disadvantage is modification and new data on system will be lost after a restore. In such case, what to do after losing vital and new files? How to get back files after system restore?

Stop worrying and find a solution that is mentioned to resolve this issue.

Steps to recover lost files

  • Restart the computer and continuously press F8 to display “Windows Advanced Option” Menu
  • Choose Safe Mode using arrow keys and hit on Enter
  • Go with either Microsoft Windows Whistler Personal or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Now click on Administrator and enter authenticated password and Enter
  • Click Yes if a confirmation prompt to operate in Safe Mode is displayed
  • Now click on Start and then on My Computer.
  • Double-click the hard drive from where files were lost and then click on ‘Documents and Settings’
  • Right-click on the folder and click ‘Properties’.
  • Click on ‘Security’, then on ‘Advanced’ option
  • Mark and select ‘Replace owner on the subcontainers and objects’ option and click on ‘Apply’
  • Click Yes to security message and then on ‘OK’ twice
  • Finally restart your system

Now you will see all your lost documents back on system.

Some possible causes of losing data after restoration of system are:

  1. Restoring system without having a data backup copy.
  2. internal hard disk failure or system incompatibility while performing system recovery can result in data loss disaster.

Tips to Avoid Data Loss on Windows

  • Backup all your files on a regular basis before starting your system restore
  • Keep your system away from virus and malware using an updated antivirus application

Get Detailed Information about Taking Notes on Windows 10 Powered Surface Device

Taking notes on your Surface Tablet is another approach of interacting with the windows 10 running device. Whether it may be a short note or long note everything can be done by typing, writing by hand, etc. Besides with the new version of Windows, your Surface tablet is now capable of assessing and collecting your handwriting and even voice for improving the character recognition. It also provides you with a personalised user dictionary and text completion suggestions.

Notes on Windows 10 Powered Surface DeviceAs we all know that typing is the only easiest way to make notes. With the Surface devices like Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 you can attach a Type Cover and can start typing to take notes. If you buy a Surface Book, ensure that whether the display is locked into the keyboard or not. In order to get the better typing on your Surface Pro, it is better to use new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover or Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID. The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover is more compatible with Surface Pro 3.

How to start typing on your Surface?

To start the typing on your Surface, open the Action Centre by swiping the right side of the Surface screen and select OneNote option. You can also select the OneNote from the Start Menu by tapping the Windows icon which is nothing but the digital note taking the app that is preinstalled with Windows 10. Otherwise, if you have a surface pen then you can also launch the OneNote by clicking the erase button. Doubling clicking on erase button also enables you to take the screen shot of the Surface screen.

Surface Pen:

Another way of taking notes is by using Surface Pen. Before going to use you have to configure it. For this option go to Settings option on your Surface tablet and open the Device and select the Pen option. You can also take hand drawn notes on the web pages in Microsoft Edge browser or with Windows 10. If you have already installed Windows 10 you can hand-writes remainders into Cortana.

OneNote 2013 and OneNote 2016:

There is a chance of converting lengthy notes you have written using the Surface Pen to text only if you have installed OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016. For this option select the handwritten note or the portion of it. Now you would see the selected handwriting which will convert to text. You can also have the option to make edits or corrections.

Windows Journal:

Suppose if you don’t have the OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016, then you can use this Windows Journal app for free that is available in Windows Accessories folder. Once if you have the handwritten note app then tap the selection tool button which is available on the Tool Bar and now draw a line around the handwriting you want to convert.


You can also control the apps and dictate the notes with your voice by using built-in Windows Speech Recognition software. You can select the Windows Speech Recognition in the Windows Ease of Access folder.

Know How to Use MS Outlook and Outlook.com as the Same Time

Outlook is an email app of the Microsoft office suite. There are other mail clients within the Microsoft outlook like outlook for windows phone, OWA for Android, OWA for iPad, outlook calendar and mails for different versions of Microsoft office like 2003,2007,2010,2013. You can use outlook to send and receive email from outlook.com as well as you can use its different features like calendar, tasks, journals, contacts, etc. Outlook has some features which are mentioned below:
• If you are not connected to internet and before that if you have received any mail then you can open that mail without the help of internet.
Outlook.com is a free web based mail account from Microsoft which used to be Hotmail, @live.com, @msn.com. Outlook.com account depends upon the versions of Outlook that you are using. Some steps to add your Outlook.com account to your outlook 2013.
• Select on file button and add an account.
• Enter your name, email address and password.
• After clicking on next you have to download Outlook connector.
• After downloading the outlook connector, you have to follow the instructions which are showing on your system screen.
• After the connector is installed, add a new account and click on cancel button.
• Then click on exit button and restart your outlook.
• After the account is successfully added and if you want to add more accounts then click on add more accounts and proceed the further process what you have done earlier.
Apart from this if you want to change your password then update the information in Outlook and update your Outlook.com account password. By synchronizing the calendars in Outlook.com, you can take the advantages of time management features of it such as viewing multiple calendars at same time. With Outlook 2010 and Outlook connector you can also use the following features:
• View tasks and flagged messages under your appointments on the days from when they are due
• Arrange your appointments with different custom color.
• Overlay multiple calendars.