Last week, my laptop hung for a while, I couldn't do anything then it went into automatic repair, then it tells me it was unable to repair the pc. I had to reinstall windows, I found my files in windows.old. This same issue has just happened today, and I tried to do a new windows installation like last time, but this time, when I got to the windows installation screen where you select the partition type. I noticed my primary 932GB partition was completely unused, but I proceeded with the installation anyway, now installation is complete. All my files are gone! Harddrive is completely free! There's no windows.old. How can I recover these files, please?

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    Does this answer your question? Recover Windows 10 data? – Moab Oct 26 '20 at 21:03
  • @Moab For my situation, I made a new windows installation on the empty harddrive which I hope it hasn't overwritten it. I think this is not the case for the question you linked me to but I'm about to checkout the puppy linux solution offered in the answers. – Qudus Oct 26 '20 at 21:11
  • Use the last disk image you made to restore everything. – DrMoishe Pippik Oct 26 '20 at 21:44
  • @DrMoishePippik Could you please elaborate? I installed with a disc. Also note that, the files were already gone before I started the installation (I noticed this on the screen where you select the partition to install windows on) – Qudus Oct 26 '20 at 22:24
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    Awesome! I am glad you got some of your files back! :) – Señor CMasMas Nov 13 '20 at 0:50

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