Free Software to Recover Lost Files on Windows 8

Windows 8 file recovery tool

Windows 8 is one of the most popular operating systems, which is universally used. The reason why this is so famous among the computers users is its vivid features that give the edge on other operating systems. Managing and organizing of the files and folder is a very easy and simple. Although, it is considered as safe and secure for the data, there are still some chances of the data loss from its hard drive. If you lose data, it will be a headache for you. Lost files can be recovered with the help of the data recovery tool that is capable to restore lost files on Windows 8. Windows 8 Data Recovery tool is one of the tools available for restoring files from Windows 8.

Files from Windows are lost on many occasions, some of those most frequently encountered situations are the use of a shift+delete command, emptying the Recycle Bin, accidental formatting, error while partitioning, improper use of the Windows Disk Management utility to shrink logical drives and many more. Once files or folders get lost from the system hard drive, then it can be recovered with the help of this data recovery software. Windows 8 Data Recovery tool comes handy to tackle data loss situation and restore lost files on Windows 8. Data emptied from the Recycle Bin can also be recovered with this tool.

One of the most occurring cause where you lost your files from storage drive is an accidental deletion, sometimes, while you delete some files or folder assuming that it is useless, in the illusion you delete the folder containing useful information by the shift+delete command then it is not stored in Recycle Bin. The best way to recover such files deleted in such manner is to use an appropriate tool that has the capacity to restore lost files on Windows 8 with ease. With the help of this tool, you can easily restore files after reinstallation of Windows 8.

Only thing you should keep in your mind is, stop the using the hard drive for further storing data on it before recovery. Because, if you continue to store new data there is a chance of overwriting is more. Overwriting of data will reduce the chance of the recovery of lost data.

Accidental formatting of the hard drive is another reason where you end up with the loss of important data and files from the hard drive. This happens when you wish to format a drive which is not working or you want to allocate another file system to it. But, the moment of selection of drive, if you select different drive then all files dwelling on it get lost in just a matter of seconds. Now, to recover such lost data from the hard drive, you are left with only one option that is to take help of the recovery program to restore lost files on the Windows 8 partitions.

This recovery software is designed to recover lost file from RAID5, RAID1, and RAID0 disk partitions. It supports various types of file systems including FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5. Besides the computer hard drive recovery, it can also restore data from external HDD, USB drives, flash memory cards and FireWire drives etc.

Steps to recover lost files on Windows 8

Step 1: Download and Install the free version of Windows 8 Data Recovery Software on your system. Launch the software by double clicking on the desktop icon. Once the software gets launched, click on "Recover Files" option from the main window. Then, a list of logical and physical disks available in the system are displayed. Now, choose the drive from where deleted & lost files has to be recovered, and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process.

Recover Lost Files on Windows 8 - Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 2: Now the software scans the selected drive to locate the deleted and lost files. Keep monitoring the scanning screen, and wait till it completes the scanning process.

Recover Lost Files on Windows 8 - Searching for Deleted & lost Files

Fig B: Select Drive

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recovered files are displayed on the screen. You can view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View.

Recover Lost Files on Windows 8 - Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View

Fig C: Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View

Step 4: Prior saving the recovered files, you can preview the recovered file by double clicking on the respective file or just by right-clicking on the file, and selecting Preview option

Recover Lost Files on Windows 8 - Preview Recovered Files

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the tool, and found all your deleted & lost files, then activate the license key of the tool, and save the recovered files at the location of your choice.

Recover Lost Files on Windows 8 - Save Recovered Files

Fig E: Save Recovered Files