Regain Deleted Files from Windows 8.1

Windows 8 was the latest OS version introduced by Microsoft Inc., which came up with more attractive features; and its latter version Windows 8.1 was included with better enhancements and functionality. Windows 8.1 came up with better Search option, new apps in Windows Store, multi-tasking functionality and so on. However, files on Windows 8.1 PC or laptop can get erased in numerous ways. Though, Recycle Bin is there to hold deleted files in order to reverse file deletion process, there are certain inevitable scenarios that can cause permanent deletion of files on Windows 8.1 by avoiding those files to get saved in Recycle Bin such as:

  • Use of Shift Del key combination (keyboard shortcut) to erase files
  • Accidentally deleting necessary files from command prompt
  • Deleting files after enabling Recycle Bin option “Don’t move files to Recycle Bin...”
  • Erasing files from external storage devices by connecting it on Windows 8.1 system
  • Use of unreliable antivirus tool to scan the system drive can sometimes lead to deletion of healthy file along with infected files

In the above scenarios, deleted files will get completely removed from the system, but not forever. Yes, files deleted in these scenarios or when Recycle Bin is emptied on Windows 8.1, will not get permanently erased from system. They remain on the same old memory location; however they become invisible and inaccessible by the operating system. This happens because, after deletion the OS removes all details of the file like address pointer, its entries in registry and marks the memory occupied by that file as free memory. Hence, it is possible to recover deleted files with ease unless new data is not added on Windows 8.1 system hard drive after deleting files.

How to recover deleted files from Windows 8.1?

Very simple, make use of Yodot File Recovery, an efficient file restoration software suggested by many data recovery experts to accomplish the task. The software is enriched with powerful scanning modules to easily restore deleted files that have bypassed Recycle Bin folder and got deleted beyond manual recovery procedure. This file recovery tool is capable of recovering Office files, archive files, program files, basic media files and other file types from Windows 8.1 laptops and desktops after any data deletion or loss scenario. It can also run efficiently on Windows computers functioning with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions. This utility can bring back deleted files even from external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards and other storage drives formatted with FAT, NTFS, ExFAT and ReFS file systems.

Procedural steps to retrieve files deleted from Windows 8.1:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows 8.1
  • Install the downloaded program on the system and launch it
  • In main window, two options gets displayed, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Click on Deleted File Recovery option to retrieve erased files back
  • Next, software recognizes all the drives present on the system
  • From the list of drives shown on the screen, select the drive / partition from which files have to be retrieved
  • Software quickly scans the selected drive and comes up with restorable files in a list
  • Make use of Data view and File Type view options to glance at the rescued files
  • Then, specify a new destination location on computer drive to save retrieved files and click Save

Precautionary Note:

  • Always backup important files from Windows 8.1 on to external storage devices
  • Make use of powerful antivirus tool to avoid virus infection on Windows 8.1

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