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

This article provides effective methods to help you effectively find and restore lost AppData folder and files within simple clicks. If you accidentally deleted or lost AppData folder or files in Windows PC, don’t worry. Just follow offered methods here in this article to get lost AppData files back.

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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 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. 

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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.

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.

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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. If you have any questions about how to restore deleted AppData folder, please contact us via online chat. 

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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