Recovering files after a system restore?



How do I recover all of my pics and documents after I had to do a system restore?
If it was a system restore they should still be there where they were - System restore only resets you windows System files and does not touch any user or program files. If on the other hand it was a system Recovery using say DELLs installation disk then there is no way to recover them as the HDD is formatted and the system is returned to the state it was in when you bought it - so hopefully you are making backup copies of things that are important.