Q&A: How to undo a system restore that deleted a user?


How to undo a system restore that deleted a user?

The system restore I performed restored my computer to a time before the user with all my important information on it was created. By using system restore, I deleted that profile entirely and I can’t find a way to undo the system restore. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Max
You cannot undo a system restore

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  1. Verbatim from a site:

    To undo the last restoration
    Access System Restore through Help and Support.
    Click Undo my last restoration. Save all files and close all programs, and then click Next.

    To access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
    If you want to undo an earlier restoration, click Restore my computer to an earlier time in the Welcome to System Restore screen, and then select the relevant restore operation restore point listed in the System Restore Wizard.

    I’ve never had to revert a system restore before, but there should be a bunch of dates and times there you can choose from. Try picking one that predates you deleting the user. The data should still be there. If there was really important data, you will have to do a recovery process which you might have to ask a computer professional to do.

  2. You may not be able to reverse the system restore, but the information that was erased from the hard drive may still be available. There are programs available that are able to retrieve deleted data, as it is never really deleted, only marked as able to be overwritten. Here’s a link to one such program: http://www.r-studio.com/

    A simple Google search for data recovery software will yield more programs that may be more to your liking.

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