How to Recover Lost Files in Windows 8.1?

Updated on May 31, 2022

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When compared to prior and subsequent versions of the operating system, Windows 8.1 performs a lot of things differently. You might lose files due to accidentally deleting files using the Delete key or deleting files using the Shift + Delete keys.

In case, if you have accidentally deleted a file using the Delete key, then the first thing you can do is to undo the deletion by pressing the Ctrl + Z buttons. However, if you have deleted the files permanently by using the Shift + Delete keys or by emptying the Recycle Bin, then here is a step-by-step method to restore permanently deleted files in Windows 8.1.

Is it Possible to Recover Lost Data from Windows 8.1?

Yes, it is possible to recover deleted files from Windows 8.1. The first thing you should do is to stop using the Windows 8.1 computer. Adding new data on Windows 8.1 after data loss can result in overwriting the data. Move to the next section of the article to know how to recover deleted data from Windows 8.1.

Note: The first thing you should do is to stop using your computer. Adding new data on Windows 8.1 after data loss can result in overwriting the data.

How to Retrieve Lost Files in Windows 8.1?

Method 1: Recover Deleted Files From Windows 8.1 From Recycle Bin

Recycle Bin is the first place to look for deleted files since the files get relocated once the files are accidentally deleted, follow the steps below to restore deleted files.

  • Open Recycle Bin.
  • recycle bin

  • Locate the files which you like to restore.
  • Right-click on the selected files or folder and click on the Restore option.

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Now you will be able to restore the deleted files, in case you have emptied the Recycle Bin, then move to the next section of the article.

Method 2: Recover Permanently Deleted Files In Windows 8.1 From File History

Windows 8.1 has a feature called File History, that helps you restore permanently deleted data that is no longer in the Recycle Bin.

  • In the search bar of Windows 8.1, type File History and select the Restore your files with File History option.
  • Navigate to the folder where your files are located.
  • Now select the backup containing the deleted files.
  • Finally click on the Restore option.

Additional Method : Recover Lost Files from Backup and Restore

To restore a file from a backup, make sure the media or drive that your backup is saved on is available, and then follow these steps:

  • Go to the Control Panel and select System and Maintenance, and then select Backup and Restore option.
  • Select the files which you want to restore and click on the Restore option.

Now you will be able to recover permanently lost data from Windows 8.1. In case, if you have not enabled File History, then utilize Remo Recover to get back the deleted or lost files from Windows 8.1 safely.

Method 3: Recover Deleted files in Windows 8.1 using Remo Recover

Remo Recover is a dependable file recovery software with a simple user interface that helps you recover data under various data loss scenarios. It can restore hidden, inaccessible, lost, and permanently deleted files in addition to deleted images from Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7, and many more. It supports the recovery of over 300 file types such as photos, Office files, videos, and many more. To recover permanently deleted data from Windows 8.1, download the tool now!


Recover Deleted files in Windows 8.1 using Remo Recover

1. Download and install Remo Recover software on your Windows 8.1.

2. Now select the drive from where you want to recover lost files from Windows 8.1.

3. Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

Recover Missing Files Windows 8.1

Note: Wait for the Deep Scan to finish. You can also navigate to the Dynamic Recovery View option to view the recovered files then go to the Lost and Found Files folder. Additionally, you can also Preview the recovered files to evaluate the recovery results.

 select the missing files from the dynamic recovery view

4. Finally, select the files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option.

Tips To Avoid Data Loss on Windows 8.1

  • Always take a backup of your important data to avoid data loss on Windows 8.1.
  • Make use of antivirus software to avoid your Windows 8 computer getting corrupted or infected by any malware attack.
  • Scan your external drive to make sure it is virus-free before inserting it into a Windows PC.
  • Make sure you always backup your data before installing any major Windows update.
  • Check twice before deleting the files, and even emptying the Recycle Bin.

Frequently Asked Question

How to Recover Hidden Files from Windows 8.1?

Note: Sometimes the files might be hidden and you might think that the files are deleted. To unhide and recover files from Windows 8.1, follow the below steps

  • In the search bar, type Command Prompt and Run as Administrator.
  • Now type Chkdsk X:/ r (where X is the drive letter) and hit Enter.
  • Now type attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:*.* (where X is the drive letter)

Now this will change the hidden/ system attributes back to normal. Be Careful while typing the command, any wrong command entered might further damage the drive. Instead, use Remo Recover that can safely recover deleted as well as hidden files from Windows 8.1.

How do I Recover Large Deleted Files from Windows 8.1?

If the large file is accidentally deleted, the chances are that the file has bypassed the Recycle Bin and been permanently deleted. However, you still have the chance to recover the large deleted files from Windows 8.1 by using Remo Recover.