Extract Encrypted Files in Windows 8

recover deleted files on windows 8“Hi, I have worked for few month on my Windows 8 system to finish one of my project thesis. As it was containing very important info, I encrypted that file so that no modification can be done to it. Tomorrow morning I have meeting regarding the thesis which I have done. So I thought of moving that file to external device. However, upon selecting that file I gave command to copy it to external device. I don’t know what went wrong but my system got turned off when the transfer process was going on. When I restarted my Windows 8, I could not find my encrypted files in its original location. I searched for it using search option but no use. Is there any suggestion to recover lost encrypted files from Windows 8 operating system? Thanks in advance!!!!”

Windows 8 is advanced version of Windows 7 operating system and widely used in present days as it is provided with rich graphical interface. This system has many amazing features like in built anti-virus protection along with virus filtering and other actions. It even allow you to encrypt files so that only you can access it. However, most terrifying experience is losing important encrypted files that are created with much difficulties. Let us view few reasons for deletion and missing up of encrypted files in Windows 8 system:

  • Mistakenly Shift deleting important encrypted files in Windows 8 system will result in permanent deletion of files
  • Unintentionally formatting Windows 8 hard drive leads to deletion of all files along with encrypted files present in it
  • Using illegal anti-virus program to scan for malware threats on Windows 8 computer can erase infected encrypted files without user notification
  • While transferring encrypted files from one location to other using Cut Paste option, if any interruption occurs then user may lose those files
  • Emptying Recycle Bin without checking for important encrypted files will tend to clear those files

Best method to deal with these above mentioned scenarios is by maintaining proper back up of important encrypted files. Unfortunately some users do not take backup of their important data. In such conditions, one can easily restore encrypted files by using prominent recovery software.

Windows 8 encrypted file recovery software:

Yodot File Recovery is elegant utility to recover lost or deleted encrypted file from Windows 8 operating system. This tool can recover files protected by encryption technique including MS Office files (DOC, PPT, XLS, etc), compressed files (ZIP, RAR, JAR, etc), media files (only generic pictures, audios and video files) etc. From Windows 8 system hard disk drive. It works comfortably if used by non-technical person who have less knowledge about system where files can be encrypted and saved efficiently. User can regain all files from external hard drive, memory card, pen drive, SSD drives, FireWire drives, internal hard drive, etc. Addition to Windows 8, this program can retrieve encrypted files from Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computer. This app is provided with 'Save Recovery Session' option, using it user can halt recovery process at any point of time and resume it at later stage without rescanning entire partition again.

Procedure to recover encrypted files in Windows 8:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows 8 system
  • Launch the software and follow it as per given guidelines
  • Main screen comes up with two buttons 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • CLick for required button as to recover encrypted files from Windows 8 drive
  • Now, the program scans entire Windows 8 computer and displays all drives present on it
  • Select the drive from where encrypted files are to be retrieved
  • After scanning selected Windows 8 computer partition, the tool will show list of encrypted files
  • Mark desired files to restore from the list and click 'Next'
  • And view the restored files either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View' mode
  • Finally, save the recovered encrypted files using 'Save' option on defined destination location

Points to be Noted:

  • The software can only retrieve encrypted files and not the passwords to crack those files
  • Back up encrypted files of Windows 8 system on reliable external storage device to overcome file loss
  • Double check encrypted files before deleting them from Windows 8 computer

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