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How to Recover Deleted Photo, Music, Videos and Files from Windows Phone 8

Aug. 10, 2013 6:32 pm / Updated by Bobby Hills to Mobile Phone Tips
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If you want to recover files from Windows phone 8 that you accidently deleted or formatted, you'll need the assistance of a piece of third-party software, which is the only feasible solution. Card Data Recovery would be highly recommendable, it allows you to recover all types of files, including photos, music and video files, etc. from Windows phone 8 like Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 930. If you are Mac users, you need turn to Card Data Recovery for Mac.

Go to how to recover files from Windows phone 8 with Windows phone 8 file recovery, if any of the following situation is true:

In this article, we'll demonstrate how to recover deleted photos from Windows phone 8, the same steps can be applied to recover any deleted, formatted or corrupted music or video files, etc.

I. How to Recover Photos, music and Videos from Windows Phone 8 with Windows Phone 8 File Recovery in Windows?

Well, let's start to restore lost files from Windows phone 8 by downloading Windows phone 8 file recovery free and run it, and then try the following steps:

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Step 1: Connect your Windows phone 8 to your computer. Click "Start" at the bottom of the interface of this program.

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Step 2: Select your Windows phone 8 from which you wish to recover lost data, there are "Standard Mode" and "Advanced Mode" for you to choose from, check the file categories you want to recover for, for example, photo, music, video item. Choose one type of scanning mode and click "Scan" and prepare to recover files from Windows phone 8.

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Step 3: After scanning, a list of photos will be presented in the window, you can preview it before you recover it, select the photos you want to restore, and then click "Recovery" to initiate Windows phone 8 data recovery.

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Step 4: Save your recovered files from Windows phone 8 to a new directory in a different partition to prevent the lost files to be overwritten. And the work is done!

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II. How to Recover Videos, Photos and Music from Windows phone 8 on Mac OS X?

Card Data Recovery for Mac is highly recommendable, here's a simple tutorial to recover files from windows phone 8 on mac with this tool:

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Step 1: Connect your Windows phone 8 to your Mac.

Step 2: Select from "Quick Recovery" and "Deep Recovery", Quick Recovery works faster, however, Deep Recovery will do a deep scan and recover files that's beyond Quick recovery's capability, though it might take a bit longer, choose one type of recovery accordingly.

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Note: What are the differences between "Quick Recovery" and "Deep Recovery"?

Step 3: Choose your Windows phone 8 and then select file types you need to scan, click "Scan".

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Step 4: Now a list of files will be presented in the window, part of them are viewable before you recover it, select the photos you want to restore, and then click "Recover" to initiate Windows phone 8 data recovery.

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Step 5: Save your recovered data from Windows phone 8 to your computer to prevent the lost files to be overwritten. And the work is done!

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