Retrieve Files from Emptied Recycle Bin of Windows 8

“Hi, I use Windows 8 computer at home which doesn’t have much of free memory space. In order to get free space on my Windows 8 hard drive, I had emptied the Recycle Bin. But later I realized that there were few important files in Recycle Bin, which I forgot to restore back to the drive from where they were deleted. What can I do now to get back files deleted after emptying Recycle Bin? Thanks in advance.”

Do not panic, as there is a way to get back such files from your Windows 8 computers. You might have come across many situations like above where Recycle Bin consisting of your precious files is emptied.

Different options available in Windows 8 to empty Recycle Bin are:

  • The Recycle Bin may get emptied by you accidentally while you were selecting any other option like ‘GetSubtitles’ or any other which may be consecutive to ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ option
  • Open Recycle Bin folder and click on ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ option to empty Recycle Bin
  • You can open Recycle Bin folder on File Explorer of Windows 8. Click or tap on Recycle Bin in navigation pane and then click on ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ button on the menu
  • Right click on Recycle Bin in navigation pane and click on ‘Empty Recycle Bin’
  • Go to PC settings and click on ‘PC and devices’ then click on Disk space. Click on ‘Empty my Recycle Bin’ button
  • Open ‘Disk Cleanup’ and empty Recycle Bin
  • Recycle Bin can be emptied on command prompt by giving command

Users who have deleted files as result of emptying Recycle Bin on Windows 8 system due to any of the above mentioned cause need not worry now. Irrespective of how Recycle Bin is emptied Recycle Bin, you can restore files after emptying Recycle Bin using Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows 8 computer.

File recovery software for Windows 8:

File Recovery app software helps you to get back files after emptying Recycle Bin in Windows 8 systems. It is capable of retrieving files that has bypassed Recycle Bin or Shift deleted from Windows 8 PC. This file restoration tool is designed with simple graphical user interface, so that even a person with less technical knowledge can use this software to perform file recovery on their own. This utility is capable of retrieving disappeared folders & files from external drives like pen drives, memory cards, iPods and others on Windows 8 computer. Other than Windows 8, it can be used to restore files from desktops and laptops that are installed with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Procedural steps to recover files emptied from Recycle Bin of Windows 8:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows 8 computer on which Recycle Bin is emptied
  • Run the tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select icon of Windows 8 system hard drive and click on “Next”
  • Select file types that you want to recover which were present in Recycle Bin and click on “Next”
  • Software scans for selected files from hard drive of Windows 8 computer and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Save selected files from recovered file list on any desired location that you prefer on Windows 8 system


  • Check whether there is any important file or folder before emptying Recycle Bin
  • Keep backing up data of your Windows 8 computer on regular basis to restore them in case of loss or deletion

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