Windows 8 Document Recovery

Windows 8 is a latest version personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as a part of Windows NT family of operating system. It comes with more advanced features and security integration compared to its previous edition operating system. Windows 8 has made a drastic change to the operating system platform and the user interface to improve its user experience. The new feature and functionality includes touch screen, faster boot-up, new lock screen with notifications and it also adds native support for USB 3.0 devices.




Consider a situation, where you have lost or deleted your essential documents on Windows 8 operating system due to various unpredictable reasons. What can you do to rescue all those lost documents? How to retrieve them back when you don’t have backup? Well, don’t get panic. You can restore those lost Word document on Windows 8 computer using efficient document recovery software. But, before going to know about document recovery application, let us see some of the common causes for loss of documents on Windows 8 system:

  • Accidentally deleting documents from Windows 8 computer while deleting unwanted data
  • Formatting the hard drive partition present on Windows 8 leads to document loss
  • Sometimes documents present on Windows 8 might get lost when you restore Windows 8 to its previous restore point
  • Documents might get lost due to transfer errors while moving them to other storage device
  • Virus or malware infection can infect the document files and destroy the files data content
  • Unexpected system shutdown or power surge while accessing the documents might lead to deletion or loss of documents

It is easy to inadvertently delete a document, but chances of undoing that erroneous action are fairly high, especially if you act quickly. If you can’t find a document on your Windows 8 computer or you accidentally deleted or modified a document, you can restore it using Windows backup or you can try to restore your lost or deleted document using File History.

File History regularly backs up versions of your files in the Document, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders on your Windows 8 computer. Eventually, you will have a complete history of your documents. If the original documents are lost, damaged or deleted, you can restore them using this File History of the document. You can also browse and restore different versions of your documents. You can recover documents from server which helps in locating the lost document.

If you haven’t setup a File History or even after using File History, if you’re not able to recover your precious documents back. Then use efficient document recovery application to restore those lost document with ease. It is built with an innovative scanning algorithm that scans each and every block of the hard drive and identifies the files based on its extension. It is handy document recovery software that can be used on both Window and Mac operating system. It can recover any kind of word file like html, doc, txt, pdf, etc. You can even use this recovery utility to recover document from external hard drive. This recovery application is easy to use and can be used by every individual for retrieving their lost or deleted documents from Windows 8 system. This recovery software facilitates preview option which is used to preview the recovered documents prior to restoration. It is a read only recovery tool that doesn’t modify the original contents of the documents such as header, footer, text alignment, font, style, etc. during the recovery process. Apart from this, it can recover documents from SD Card, MMC, and Memory Stick flash memory cards.


Steps to be followed to perform document recovery on Windows 8:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software (Not on to your same external hard drive) and Run the software. From the main screen select “Recover Files” option for retrieving documents from Window 8.

Document Recovery Windows 8 - Main Screen

Figure 1. Main Screen

Step 2: The software scans and displays all the drives present in your Windows 8 system, choose the particulardrive from which you need to recover documents and click on “Next”.

Document Recovery Windows 8 - Select Logical Drive Screen

Figure 2. Select Logical Drive


Step 3: Now, you can view the recovered documents in two different views i.e., “Data View” and “File Type View”. You can view documents using “Preview” option and "Save" the recovered documents to your desired location on computer.

Document Recovery Windows 8 - Save Document Screen

Figure 3. Save Recovered Documents

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