Lost files that needed to be stored in Vista after restoring my computer to factory settings

I restored my computer to factory settings, and I clicked on an option in the process which was to store files that are stored in a folder, cannot find it. I use Windows Vista.

Thanks for your help


Hi Jason,

Since you did a factory restore, you must get in touch with the manufacturer of the computer, for assistance in the recovery, files.

You can also use your favorite search engine looking for a third party recovery tool recover files.

Note: The use of third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.

Hope this information is useful.

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