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 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 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 EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - 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

 Download for Win Recovery Rate 99.7%
 Download for Mac Trustpilot Rating 4.7

Step 1. Select a folder to scan for lost files

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Double click "Select Folder" to browse the the location where you lost the folder and click "OK" to scan the lost folder. 

select folder to scan

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

If you remember the folder name, type the folder name in search box to quickly find the lost files. Then, open the found folder and double-click to preview scanned files. Or you can use the Filter feature to find a certain type of files. 

choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover and save the lost folder 

Last, select the folder and files you need, click "Recover" and choose a new & secure location on your PC or cloud storage like OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox to keep the recovered data. 

Restore lost folder data

Was This Page Helpful?

Updated by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech lives easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. In her spare time, she loves sharing things about her game experience on Facebook or Twitter.

Read full bio

Written by Jean

Jean is recognized as one of the most professional writers in EaseUS. She has kept improving her writing skills over the past 10 years and helped millions of her readers solve their tech problems on PC, Mac, and iOS devices.

Read full bio