Regain Deleted Files from Windows 8.1

Written by Lucy John on April 19, 2023

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:

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 Recover erased files, 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 10, Windows 11, 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:

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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