Data Recovery from Windows 8 Computer

Microsoft is a persistently growing and one of the leading operating system manufacturers in the world, their latest OS release is Windows 8. This operating system comes with an improved data security and safety feature like File history, Refresh, Reset etc, by using which you can take frequent and secure backup of all your data automatically. Nevertheless you still can’t ignore the fact that, similar to other Windows operating system even this OS is not free from data loss problem. For instance consider the below scenario

“You upgraded your previous Windows OS to Windows 8, the up gradation process was successful. But the shocking thing was that you forgot to backup your important document and other important files, before the up gradation process. Obviously, you can’t revert the process but you can still recover your lost data”

Besides up gradation, there are numerous facts accountable for loss of data from Windows 8, few of them are given below:

  • Reformatting your old NTFS file system to new ReFs file system, in order to use advanced feature leads to data loss
  • Errors while defragmenting your Windows 8 hard disk, like sometimes user defrag their hard disk to access data in a faster way. But if the process is carried improperly then it results in deletion or loss of files
  • Formatting your Windows 8 partition / drive intentionally or unintentionally without backing up its contents
  • Deleting a file or folder from your Windows 8 system using “Shift + Delete” key combination by mistake
  • Adding or saving your important files and folders on Windows 8 hard disk containing bad sectors
  • Using third party application to resize, create or delete Windows 8 partition

To recover data lost after such situations, it’s always suggested to regularly backup your important data on to any external storage device like portable hard disk, CDs, DVDs and any other. But in the absence of backup, you can use data recovery software to retrieve your data from Windows 8 hard drive.

How can deleted, lost or formatted data be recovered from Windows 8?

As said in the above paragraph, data lost can be recovered using powerful data recovery software. Because similar to other operating system, even Windows 8 stores data using file system such as exFAT, NTFS, ReFs or FAT. These file systems stores files into sectors and save this information into partition table. When you delete or format your data, Windows 8 OS just removes the entries in the partition table, whereas the data is still present on the hard disk waiting to be recovered.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is just what you need in such kinds of situations; this data recovery program enables you to retrieve data from lost, deleted and even formatted partitions of your Windows 8 computer. It will recover all kinds of data such as audio, video, documents, texts, movies, software’s, games, Microsoft Office files, compressed files and other file types from all storage media like memory cards, external hard drives, iPods, USB drives etc. It supports data recovery even when Windows 8 hard drive gets corrupted, becomes unbootable, crashes or stops working due to any reason.

Windows 8 file recovery procedure:

  • Disconnect your PC hard drive and attach it to a healthy PC
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your Windows 8 OS
  • Open the application and follow the on screen procedure
  • Choose “Partition Recovery" option to recover data from your missing / deleted partition or select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve data from your formatted Windows 8 hard disk
  • The utility scans and displays both the physical and logical drive of the system
  • Choose the drive, from where you want to obtain your data and click “Next”
  • The application repeats the process and shows all the recoverable data in two different views, “Data View” and “File Type” view
  • Toggle between the two views, which makes your search easier
  • Select the files and folders, which you want back
  • At last, save your recovered files to your desired destination location


  • Don’t save your recovered files back to the same drive, from where data was restored
  • The software allows you to “Preview” the recoverable files before saving
  • Don’t interrupt while defragmenting your Windows 8 hard disk

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