How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 8?


Follow the simple steps provided by Remo Recover and restore permanently deleted files from the Windows 8. You also restore permanently deleted files from other versions of Windows OS, besides Windows 8.


Many Windows users have a wrong belief that if once the files are deleted, it is not possible to recover them back! But, the fact is the file is not really gone even it has been deleted using SHIFT and DELETE keys or it was emptied from Recycle Bin folder. You can easily restore them back using these below mentioned recovery methods.

Recovery Method #1: Restore Files from Backup

Backup act as a life savior in case of file deletion or loss. You can easily get back your permanently deleted files if you have a backup. Hence, check whether you have a backup of deleted files. If not, go to second method.

Recovery Method #2: Recover Permanently Deleted Files from Previous Versions in Windows

When you delete a file on your desktop with ‘Shift + Delete’ button, you can retrieve them from Previous Versions easily as long as you remember the name of the file (s) that has been deleted. Here we will show you how to do it.

  • At first, you’ll have to create a new file on the desktop and then name it with the same name of the deleted file
  • Right click on the newly created file and choose Restore previous versions. Here Windows will search for and list the previous versions of the permanently deleted files with different times and dates
  • Choose the latest one and click Restore to recover permanently deleted files with ease

If the above solution is not helpful in restoring deleted files, or you are not able to remember the name of the deleted file or if the restore point of the previous versions is not scheduled to the point where the file was deleted, then you should go to the next solution.

Recovery Method #3: Retrieve Permanently Deleted Files with Remo Recover

When the file is deleted, it’s marked as deleted data and waits to be overwritten by new data on your computer’s hard drive. When overwritten happens, we can say your file is deleted “permanently” and can’t be recovered. So, it is suggested to stop using the drive where the file locates as soon as you realize that your file is permanently deleted and start using Remo Recover Software to recover files. Remo Recover software recovers permanently deleted files in Windows 10, 8 & 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 & 2008, and Windows 2000.

Step-By-Step Guide to Recover Permanently Deleted Files in Windows 8/10/7/XP/Vista:

Being a professional data recovery software, Remo Recover works on all versions of Windows OS including Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista. You can just download this tool and follow the below steps to get back deleted files with ease.

Step 1: To recover permanently deleted files, download Remo File Recovery software on your computer and install it on your computer. Then launch the software and in the main screen, select Recover Files option and choose the drive from which you want to recover deleted files. Once that’s done, click Scan for the software to begin scanning

Recover permanently deleted files - Main Screen

Step 2: After the scanning is complete, you can view the recovered files in 2 ways called File Type View and Data View

Recover permanently deleted files - View Recovered Files

Step 3: Now, preview the recovered files using the free Preview feature

Recover permanently deleted files - Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: As a final step, save the recovered files in any location of your choice

Recover permanently deleted files - Save Recovered Files

The file recovery version of Remo Recover is capable of recovering various types of permanently deleted files, like Word documents, Excel sheets, PPT files, text files, compressed files, and many more. If you want to recover permanently deleted photos, you can use its Photo Recovery version. And if you are looking to recover data from deleted partition, lost partition or corrupted hard drive partition, then you can make use of Remo Recover’s Windows Partition Recovery Application.

Useful Advices

  • Always make a backup of important files on a regular basis so that you can use that backup when any permanent file deletion happens accidentally
  • Minimize the usage of Shift and Delete method for deletion purpose
  • Make sure that the option “Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” is disabled