Recover Deleted or Lost AppData Folder and Files in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Accidentally deleted or lost important files in AppData folder? Lost the how AppData folder and files in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7? Don't know how to recover emptied AppData folder? Relax and find a solution here to recover lost or deleted AppData folder and files.

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Can I recover deleted or lost AppData folder and files

"Does anyone knows how to recover lost AppData folder and files back? I lost my Excel this morning and I was thinking that I may have a chance to find the autosaved files in the AppData folder.
The whole AppData folder got emptied. Nothing was there. Where else can I find the lost files and folder in AppData folder?

If you are having a similar problem and can't restore or find the AppData folder or files in Windows 10, 8, or 7, don't worry. Right below, you'll find a reliable method to effectively restore the AppData folder and files now.

Recover emptied AppData folder or restore lost AppData folder

In order to help you effectively recover lost or find emptied AppData files, it's highly recommended you don't save any new data into the hard drive and then find a suitable tool for help.

Here now, we'd like to recommend you try the best file and folder recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for help. It allows you to effectively find and restore lost files and folders within 3 simple steps in Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7, etc systems. Just free download and let this software restore your lost AppData folder with files now:

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How to recover AppData folder in 3 steps

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

After this, you can create a new folder named AppData and then copy those files back to the folder in C drive under the username folder again.

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How to Restore Missing AppData Folder in Windows 10

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 the missing AppData folder in Windows 10.

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Manual Way to solve "accidentally deleted AppData folder"

If you prefer the manual way to restore AppData folder in Windows 10, you can try the steps below. However, this method may not be able to recover all files in AppData folder. The best one is to use data recovery software in Part 1.

Step 1. Recreate the AppData folder.

Step 2. Right-click the folder and click Properties. Restore the previous version.

Step 3. Follow the prompts to complete the process.

appdata restore to the previous version

Sum Up

In this article, we have listed two available ways. Speaking of a higher chance of data recovery, we highly recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. If you have any questions about how to restore deleted AppData folder, please contact us via online chat. 

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    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.…
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    Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.…
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