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Reseting password after I installed windows in a hury deleted all my data- can it be recover?

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I just installed a fresh windows on my PC after my HDD started to break down slowly. I bought an SSD and fresh installed it. I entered my password for my account and it locked me for 30 mins, and as I was in a hury I didn't wanted to wait for the cooldown, so I went straight to reset it, (because I had like 2 tries to find my password back) and I needed the account sync RIGHT NOW. I had no idea if I resetted my password, it would delete all I had on that account. Is there any way to get my log-ins back? They are really important as I had some stuff that I don't use often and I needed them there. Or is anything that I can do at least to recover my passwords? PLEASE HELP

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Resetting the sync password, or changing its e-mail will remove all data from the servers. The username and password are used to create the encryption.

This is a security feature.

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Note: Only the data on the servers is cleared. The profile data is not changed or removed.


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You can check if you have a C:\Windows.old folder with your previous personal data.


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