Sometimes we need to restore lost files in windows 7 to the earlier time when they were working correctly. Some of the reasons for losing files are accidental deletion of files and folders, virus attack or corruption of files.
The abnormal behavior of files can be restored back. Thanks to windows inbuilt backup and restore utility which creates automatic restore points whenever you install some new software, new patches or windows updates are installed. Apart from this, you can also create restore points manually from system protection utility. Let us find ourselves easy steps to restore deleted files in windows 7 yourself.
Steps to restore lost files in windows 7
Step1. Go to start=>All programs=>Maintenance=>Backup and Restore
Step 2: Now click on restore my files.
Step 3: Now click on Browse for folders if you want to restore lost folder in windows 7.
Step 4: Now you can see the list of backup files.
Step 6: The following screen shows and asks you where you want to restore your lost files/folders. The first option is to restore the files in original location which means that the file will be restored at a location where it was deleted. The second option is to save the restored file at an alternate location, it can be any other partition, external drive or any network location.
“Important: It is recommended to restore lost files at a location other than original location since it may over-write your other file in the same name, you have saved. “
Windows 7 backup and restore inbuilt tool is an exceptional utility that can be used backup your important files and later restore any lost files. But the bottom line is that you should always use some best anti-virus software and adopt some regular backup procedures or schedules to save you in difficult times of data loss.