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How to Retrieve Lost Files on Samsung Galaxy S8

Summary: Data like photos, contacts, SMS or music files in Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus got lost? You can free download Samsung Galaxy Recovery software and restore lost contacts, messages, pictures, video and more from your Samsung Galaxy S8’s internal memory and SD card.

Reasons of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus Data Loss:

– When a “delete” is performed on your Samsung phone by mistake, you suddenly lost your important files on Galaxy S8.
– Lost files from Samsung Galaxy S8 after system crashes.
– Your Galaxy S8 is damaged-broken or is corrupted and all the data that you have stored cannot be accessed anymore.
– Perform Factory Reset on Galaxy S8 smart phones, etc.
– The USB disconnected accidentally when you are transferring data from your Samsung Galaxy to PC.
– The virus infection. If your computer is infected by virus, you may lose your data when you connecting your Samsung Galaxy S8 to it.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Data Recovery Is Possible and Easy

As a matter of fact, those deleted/lost files are waiting to be written over. If the data on your Samsung Galaxy S8(Plus)/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5 has been partially overwritten the recovery program can only recover part of the data, so you’d better stop using your Samsung device when you find files missing.

In this short guide, we will demonstrate two ways that would definitely save your day by recovering deleted or lost files from your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with or without a backup.

Part 1: How to Restore Lost/Deleted Galaxy S8 Data from Backup

Once you backed up your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with Samsung Kies or with Samsung cloud storage, then you can easily restore them.

Step 1. Open Samsung Kies on your computer and connect Samsung Galaxy S8 device to it.

Step 2. After getting the following page, select Back up/Restore.

Step 3. Select the location of the backup file then click Restore to get back your deleted data to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.


Part 2: How to Regain Lost Data on Samsung Galaxy S8 with Recovery Software

Then turned to a professional software for help – Samsung Galaxy Recovery which has been generally recognized as the most effective and efficient program to restore lost Samsung data. By running it, you can directly retrieve your lost data from Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as recover pictures, movies, contacts, text messages, WhatsApp chats, call logs from your Samsung device. As it supports to retrieve lost data on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5 phone, you can enter the corresponding folders to preview them at will. Lost files are arranged on the menu one by one after deeply scanning your Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S7/S8/S9, Galaxy Note 8/5/4/3, Galaxy J5/J7/A7/A9, Samsung Infuse, Galaxy Nexus and other Samsung phones or tablets. Thus you can freely preview and pick out lost data to retrieve. Now you can download the free trial version to have a try first.

Step 1.Connect Your Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC and Run the Program

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone to the computer with an USB cable. Then download and launch the program and you’ll get the main interface below.

recover deleted data from galaxy s8

Step 2.Enable the USB Debugging on Your Galaxy S8

When you connect your Samsung S8 phone to computer via USB cable, please make sure that the USB debugging is enabled with steps shown on the picture as below.

recover deleted files from galaxy s8

Step 3.Start to Scan Lost Data on Galaxy S8

Once your phone is recognized by the program successfully, you need to choose data you want to recover and click “Next” button to start analyzing your Samsung device.

restore deleted contents from galaxy s8

After that, turn to the home screen of your phone and click “Allow” on it, then the program will start to deeply scan your phone now.

retrieve lost files from samsung galaxy s8

Now, the program starts to scan all of your already deleted and existing data from your Samsung Galaxy S8 device, Please don’t disconnect your Samsung phone and make sure phone’s battery is not less than 20% charged.

retrieve lost files from samsung galaxy s8

Step 4.Preview and Begin to Recover Lost Files on Galaxy S8

After the scanning, all the data you lost or deleted will be found and displayed in corresponding category on the left, including Contacts, Messaging, Gallery, Audio, Videos and Documents. Then mark what you need and click the button “Recover” to save them on your PC.

Recover Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8:

recover deleted contacts from galaxy s8

Retrieve Pictures from Samsung S8:

recover deleted photos from samsung galaxy s8

Restore WhatsApp Chat History on Samsung S8:

restore deleted whatsapp messages on galaxy s8

Step 5.Transfer Samsung Data to PC for Backup

If you have successfully recover lost data from your Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3, Galaxy Note 7/5/4/3 device, you can use Phone Transfer to transfer Samsung data to computer as a backup in order to prevent data loss again.


1.You’d better not use your Galaxy S8 after data loss. Any of your operation might increase the risk of irreversible damage to your lost data.
2.This software is also a good helper for other Android devices, like HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, HUAWEI, ZTE, Google, OnePlus and etc.
3. Frequently backup Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ data later to avoid data loss problem.

Related Articles:

How to Recover Deleted SMS from Samsung Galaxy S8

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note 7

How to Recover Photos from Broken Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3

How to Recover Data after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

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