"I have a very old laptop. I bought it about five years ago when I was in university. It was my first laptop, I used it for more than 2 years and I stored many pictures and documents on the hard drive. Unfortunately, I formatted the entire hard drive a few years ago to wipe all the data on it because that I didn't use it any more. That's a big mistake for me. Some photos and documents are very important to me. I really want a solution to recover lost files from this old computer. " – Jeremy Wang

Some of us may have used more than 1 computer. When we stop using an old computer, we may deleted partial/all files or just format the hard drive. If those deleted files on the old hard drive are very important for us, and no backups are available, we have to find a solution to restore lost files from old computer or hard drive.

Data Recovery Software for Restoring Lost Files from Old Computer

The old computer hard drive where you want to restore files from may be discarded for very long time. Fortunately, if it can boot into Windows or OS X, the data can be recovered by data recovery software. Do Your Data Recovery Professional can be installed on your old PC or Mac to restore lost files easily and quickly.

When you plan to restore lost files from old computer, just download and install Do Your Data Recovery Professional on your old computer. It is a complete wizard-based data recovery program, just run it with a few clicks to restore lost files from your old computer. It is very easy to restore lost files from old computer with Do Your Data Recovery Professional, here are the three easy steps to get your files back.

Stop 1: Install Do Your Data Recovery Professional on your old computer.

After installation, run it on your old computer. Select the hard drive where you lose your files. You also can connect your old hard drive to a new computer and recover lost data.

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Step 2: Select file types you want to recover.

Do Your Data Recovery supports to recover all types of lost files from your old computer or hard drive. Then click on Scan button to scan your hard drive to recover lost files.

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Step 3: Preview and recovery.

After scanning, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the wanted files and save them. If you can’t find all lost files after quick scan, just try advanced recovery mode to find more lost files.

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The solution above is for the situation that your old computer can boot into operating system. But sometimes, you can't run your old computer into operating system due to systems crash, computer dead, hard drive crash etc. Under these situations, how can restore lost files from old computer? Here are two ways to help you solve your data loss problems.

Method 1: Move the hard disk to another computer

As the old computer where you want to recover data from is dead, you can move the hard disk to another computer which could be used normally to recover lost files with Do Your Data Recovery Professional.

Method 2: Send your 'dead' computer to a service provider

Data recovery service providers can help you recover deleted or lost files from a dead computer, but it would be very expensive.