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Lenovo Data Recovery: How to Recover Data from Lenovo Laptop

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

My Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 shut down all of a sudden yesterday. And when I rebooted it, some files were lost. I did not know what’s wrong but I need my files back. I believe they are still somewhere on my Lenovo laptop. But I just don’t know how to recover my Lenovo laptop. Can anybody help me, please?

The user’s question above is a common scenario among Lenovo laptop owners. Lenovo's laptops are great but data can still be lost or damaged due to various reasons. They might be lost because of your accidental or intentional deletion, system crash, hard drive formatting, or virus infection.

The methods below apply to the Lenovo Ideapad, ThinkPad, Ideacentre and ThinkCenter models. The solutions also support Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Operating Systems.

Below are solutions for recovering data from a Lenovo laptop and ways to backup your files to prevent further losses.

Part 1: The Best Lenovo Data Recovery Software

There are many solutions. One of the best solutions that you can try is Recoverit Data Recovery, a Lenovo data recovery program that helps you to recover deleted, formatted, crashed files from your Lenovo laptop’s hard drive. You can effortlessly retrieve data like pictures, audio files, videos, and more from your Lenovo laptop.

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Part 2: How to Recover Data from Lenovo Laptop

Free download and install Recoverit data recovery on your computer, launch it, and follow the next simple steps to recover data from Lenovo laptop.

Note: Please do not install the program on the partition that your data was lost from

Step 1. Please select a disk to find data

Please select the target location where your data loss, click "Start" to start scanning for lost files.

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Step 2. Scan the Lenovo hard disk

Recoverit will start a quick scan to search the lost data, you can simply preview some recoverable files after the scan 

scanning data from lenovo hard disk

Step 3. Preview and recover data from Lenovo laptop

In the end, found contents on your Lenovo laptop’s partition will all be displayed after scanning. You just need to view file names to check how many files you will be able to reclaim.

Then you just need to select your wanted files and hit on "Recover" button to save them back to your Lenovo laptop.

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Part 3. Other ways to restore data from Lenovo Laptop

Recover data from system backups

Go to the folder that contained the lost files. Right-click on the folder and open properties. Select the Previous Version tab. Select a date you’d like to recover your data from then click the restore button. In case this method does not work, use a data recovery software to help you restore your data.

Lenovo folder properties window


Other simple measures to restore your data is by checking your recycle bin in case of accidental deletion. Wondershare Recoverit also offers backup services to protect your data from being lost or corrupted.
The reason why you can recover lost data from Lenovo laptop is that these lost files are just inaccessible on your Lenovo laptop. They will be lost permanently only when new data overwrites them. If your Lenovo can no longer reboot, you can still recover data from it by taking out its hard drive and connecting it with another computer.

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David Darlington

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