Can I Recover Deleted Files Back in Windows 8?

Abby Haines updated on Jul 04, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Recovery software for Windows 8 is available here to recover deleted files. Download the program and follow the step-by-step tutorial to effectively get back lost or deleted files in Windows 8 with ease.

Any recovery software helps to recover the deleted files in Windows 8?

"I carelessly deleted some important data on my Windows 8 PC. I thought everything is fine when I realized that I mistakenly deleted a file folder. What's worse, I could not find any tracks in the recycle bin. Since Microsoft has ended the support to the system after calling Windows 8 to upgrade to Windows 10, I'm feeling so helpless but I do need an effective solution to recover the deleted files. Is there any recovery software for Windows 8 can help? Please help!"

When we delete a file and it usually first goes to the Recycle Bin. Once you find yourself accidentally deleted some files, it is easy to get them back if they are still in the Recycle bin. What if you emptied it? How do you recover files or file folders from a hard drive? In fact, when you emptied the Recycle Bin, deleted files are not gone forever immediately and they're still at some place but the space that they occupied is marked as reusable, and they'll disappear completely once there is new data. Therefore, make sure that you didn't write new data to the same partition where you deleted your files. In this case, deleted file recovery is possible to rescue important data. But how can you do it?

Download best recovery software to recover deleted files

To recover deleted files in Windows 8, you need first get a data recovery software. Here, my recommendation is EaseUS disk data recovery, a professional tool which can do an amazing job to restore files lost due to deletion, format or other reasons in all system like Windows 10/ 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP. And except Windows hard drive disk, this recovery software also can recover files from hardware RAID, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, etc. Now, you can download this powerful & easy-to-use recovery software for Windows 8 and follow the tutorials below to recover deleted files in simple steps.

Video tutorial to recover deleted files with EaseUS recovery software:

To recover deleted files in Windows 8:

Step 1. Select a location

  • Initially download and install EaseUS Data Recovery software on your Windows 8.1 PC successfully.
  • Choose the drive or partition on your Windows 8.1 computer and click the "Scan" option.
select the wanted location on Windows 8/8.1

Step 2. Scan the selected location

Now the application scans the selected hard drive.

scan the lost windows 8.1 data

Step 3. Recover data

  • Find the lost files by clicking the "Filter", "Search" or "Extra Files" option.
  • Then click Recover to get the deleted files back.
recover Windows 8.1 data

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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