How to Get Back Files from Windows 8 Computer?

“I deleted some files from Windows 8 computer to free up memory space. When I realized that I have erased wrong files, it was worse! I could not find trace of any file. I am feeling bad and in need of help. Is it possible to recover files from Windows 8 OS?”

When you erase a file from Windows 8 system it usually goes to Recycle Bin. Once you find deleted file it is easy to restore them. What if you emptied Recycle Bin? In fact, deleted files are not permanently gone forever. They are still present at some place but the space occupied is marked as reusable. Make sure that you don’t write new data to partition where you have deleted files.

Before losing files you must care about modes of deletion and loss. Here are few common modes which result in permanent deletion or loss of files in Windows 8 computer:

Sometimes using Shift Delete command will remove files permanently from Windows 8 drive, deleting large size files will bypass Recycle Bin, occurrence of interruption while transferring files from one drive to another can make the files to disappear, intrusion of malware will make data inaccessible, using unsafe antivirus tool will remove files without notification and many other causes.

However there are many possible ways to restore files in Windows 8 laptop or desktop. Even you can recover data from Windows 8 partitions with reliable software. First of all you can search missing files in Explorer window or Windows Explorer search box easily. Otherwise you should take regular backup of important files so that you won’t lose crucial information. Moreover if you have manually enabled Windows 8 file history feature you are out of risk. You can visit the folder and hit on History button on ribbon to browse backup copies of files that were once saved in that folder.

Software to recover files from Windows 8:

Yodot File Recovery application can recover lost and deleted files from Windows 8 PC effectively. With read-only approach various file types such as Office files, PDF, compressed files, basic media files, etc. are recoverable easily. It can find hidden files on Windows 8 drive and other storage media with no effort. It can retrieve files from portable devices, flash drives, memory cards and other drives. This tool has capability to restore all files from partitions formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file systems. If satisfied with the result from free version of this product buy it to activate ‘Save Recovery Session’ and save recovered files on Windows computer. This tool is compatible to bring back files on various versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 in addition to Windows 8.

Procedure to get files back from Windows 8:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery software on Windows 8 PC
  • After installation, run the tool and follow the instructions
  • Main window will display two options which are 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost File Recovery'
  • Choose required option and proceed further
  • Mark on the drive from where you want to recover files and click on 'Next'
  • Wait till the scanning process gets over and then choose files which you want to retrieve
  • To navigate through recoverable files, it is suggested to use two view options that is 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • At last save recovered files in destination location or on any external storage device, but not on same drive


  • Do not empty Recycle Bin without confirmation
  • Avoid adding new files to computer after deletion of Excel 2013 file