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How to Retrieve Deleted Files in Windows 8?

Ricky Russell

Mar 04,2013 08:11 / Posted by to Data Recovery Tips
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Mastering some simple computer skills is necessary in our daily work. In fact, you can solve many problems with third-party software. For example, you can easily reset your forgotten Windows password using Windows Password Unlocker. And here's a simple guide on how to recover deleted files in Windows 8.

Recommended Tool: Hodo Photo Recovery

You can find lots of different data recovery tools by searching on Google, but only Hodo Photo Recovery is highly recommended. Hodo Photo Recovery stands out simply because of its thorough scan and efficient recovery abilities.

Hodo Photo Recovery is not merely a photo recovery tool, it's also includes documents /audio/video recovery. With this Windows data recovery tool, you can retrieve deleted files of any types (like Office, PDF, RAR, pictures, audios , videos, etc.) from any PCs and removable storage devices such as external hard drives, SD cards, USB drives and so on. And it supports file recovery for all data loss situations, including deletion by pressing “Shift+Delete” or emptying Recycle Bin, Virus attacks, formatting, partition loss or damage and any other unknown reasons.

Like other file recovery tools, Hodo Photo Recovery will let you retrieve deleted files in 3 simple steps: Download -> Scan -> Recover. What differs is that you can specify the file types you'd like to recover (images, audios, videos, documents, etc.) before scanning for quick access of your most important files. After scanning, it will list all the recoverable files in a file type or path tree view. And you can preview these files in a fixed or floating window before actual recovery.

Now Hodo Photo Recovery is fully compatible with 32 & 64 bits of Windows 8. Flowing is the how-to guide:

Guide to retrieve deleted files in Windows 8

  • Step 1. Download and install

    Go to the to download Hodo Photo Recovery and then install it in your Windows 8-based computer. Launch it after installation.

  • Step 2. Select where and what to recover

    Specify the partition where you want to recover deleted files from, and then click Next button. Now you can specify the file type you'd like to recover (images, audios, videos, documents, etc.) and click Scan button.

  • Step 3. Wait while scanning

    Be patient while scanning. The recoverable files will be displayed in a tree view on the left.

  • Step 4. Preview and recover

    Select the files you'd like to recover from the files displayed in the left and preview them to check if they are the target files and their qualities. Next click Recover button to retrieve the deleted files.

    Note: It will pop up a dialog box to let you select a location to save the recoverable files. Don't save the files in the place where you lost them.

  • Alternative Option

    If you don't like Hodo Photo Recovery, you can have a try of Hodo Data Recovery. It comes with 4 easy recovery modules for different data loss situations. It supports recovery of 550 file types, various devices and data loss situations.

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