How to Restore Missing AppData Folder in Windows 10/11

AppData folder resides in Users folder in C drive but was unseen or deleted. One, type %AppData% in Windows 10 search box to unhide it; two, use EaseUS data recovery software to restore missing AppData folder in Windows 10.

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There is no AppData folder, how to find it?

"It is said that downloaded application files are stored in a folder called AppData that resides in C:/Users. However, when I open the Users folder, only find Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, Downloads except for AppData. Is the AppData folder missing?"

How to restore AppData folder Windows 10? 

"Lost Users folder along with AppData folder in C drive after reinstalling Windows 10, can I restore the missing AppData folder as a whole so that I won't take much time to re-download those frequently used applications?"

Where's AppData Folder in Windows 10/11

AppData folder resides in Users folder in C drive but was set as unseen by default. If the folder is missing, but you never removed it before, then it's easy to unhide it and find your application files without making a fuss. While if the AppData is deleted or lost, you need to use hard drive recovery software to help you out. 

How to Unhide AppData in Windows 10/11

1. Browse to your main drive where Windows installed, e.g., C:
2. Go to C:\Users\username\
3. Next, click the "View" tab at the very top and tick "Hidden items" option. It will present all folders, including the AppData folder.

How to Unhide AppData in Windows 10

How to Restore Deleted AppData Folder in Windows 10/11

What if the AppData folder is not hidden but was deleted? This happens when people are trying to free up C drive space. Fortunately, it's possible to bring lost AppData back by employing reliable Windows data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Being similar with the method to recover lost/hidden Users folder in C drive, let's learn in details for deleted AppData folder recovery.

Steps for AppData folder recovery in Windows 10 with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

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Step 1. Select the location to scan lost folder

Under the Location section, click "Browse" on Select Folder to choose the location where you lost the folder and click "OK" to scan the lost folder. 

Run folder recovery software.

Step 2. Find and preview found files in the lost folder

If you remember the folder name, type the folder name in "Search" to quickly find the lost folder. Then open the found folder and double-click to preview lost files. 

Or you can use the left pane to locate the lost folder, then use "Filter" and "Type" to specify the desired files.

Scan and find lost folder data.

Step 3. Recover and save the lost folder with files

Last, select the folder and files and click "Recover", browse to choose a new & secure spot on your PC and click "OK" to save it.

Restore lost folder data.

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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