How to Recover Deleted User Folder in Windows 10

Roxanne updated on Oct 12, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

If you have accidentally deleted or lost user folder in Windows 10, do not worry, it is easy to restore deleted or lost Windows 10 user folder by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. With this ultimate data recovery tool, you can easily restore the document folder, video folder, picture, and music folder with a few clicks.

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Steps to Recover Deleted User Folder on Windows 10

  1. 1. Launch the application and open it.
  2. 2. Select the C drive to recover the deleted Users folder and click Scan.
  3. 3. Wait for the scanning to complete.
  4. 4. Browse the tabs to find the User folder and its contents. More items...

Accidentally Deleted User Folder Windows 10, What Can I Do

Applied to Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

"I accidentally deleted my user folder on Windows 10. When I realized the mistake, it was too late to cancel the operation, and all the folders and files which originally located there were gone. Is there a way to recover the deleted user folder in Windows 10?"

Usually, when you create an account in Windows, it will generate a corresponding user folder that usually contains my documents, music, pictures, and videos folder located in C drive. You can easily get access to these user folders from File Explorer under This PC. However, you may lose user folder on Windows 10 in daily use due to:

  • Windows 10 anniversary update
  • Accidental deletion of user folder by clicking the Delete button
  • The position change causes user folder missing

No matter how do you lose the data, the simplest and safest way to recover accidentally deleted the user folder on Windows 10 is using professional hard drive data recovery software. Then you need EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows, which can recover deleted user account in Windows 10 within three steps, including document folder, music, video, and image folder.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Features

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard offers a graphical user interface to help you recover the deleted user folder, as well as other common file types in an easier way than ever.

  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Recover lost or deleted documents, graphics, video, audio, email, and other files from internal and external hard disks effectively.
  • Restore data resulted from accidental deletion, hard drive corruption/formatting, system/file system crash, virus attack, or other scenarios.
  • Retrieve files from FAT, NTFS, HFS+ and exFAT partition/drives.

How to Recover Deleted User Folder on Windows 10 in 3 Steps

Now, follow the step-by-step guides below to recover deleted user folder on Windows 10 properly. No technique requires, and you can make it done with ease. 

Step 1.  Scan the location of lost User folder.

Under Specify a location, move your mouse over "Select Folder" and click "Browse" to select the right location where you lost the User folder. If the User Folder disappeared, you may choose to scan the Desktop or C: drive to find this folder.

Click "OK" to confirm and let this software scan the whole computer and find the lost User folder.

select a location and scan lost User Folder

Step 2. Find and preview the User folder.

Check and find the lost User folder in "Deleted Files", "Lost Files", use the search bar to find it. You can also use "Filter > Desktop" as a quick way to find the lost user folder. Double-click to open and preview the found files in User Folder.

Preview lost folder data.

Step 3. Recover and save User folder.

Check the files in your user folder, when it's alright, click "Recover" to save this folder back to a safe location on your PC.

Restore lost User folder.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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