My Mac was previously running Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While making a bootable USB installer of El Capitan, the terminal command to restore the image ended up writing over a partition instead of the USB since they both were named "untitled". This partition had Snow Leopard along with all of my data. The other partition is working fine.
Now, I have been able to recover all of my valuable files after purchasing the recovery software but I'm wondering whether I should recover the rest of the files too. The software found literally all of the data on the partition, apps and everything but all of it is under "lost folders", somewhat categorized. Is there any way for me to restore this recovered data and go back to the original state of my MacBook?
The thumb drive I was making was for an external SSD. I wasn't planning on making any changes to the current setup of the Mac.
This was the guide that I was using: How to make a bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer drive
This is what the recovery software is showing:
I have since renamed the partition to "OS X el capitan" since I erased it once.