How to Recover Files from Empty Folder?

Written by Lucy John on April 26, 2023

“Hello there, I have a folder on my desktop that is showing as empty. Recently I had saved many files in this folder and don’t know how it is showing as empty. No one else will access my system and I’m sure this is some logical error that has made that folder empty. Now, my question is can I recover missing files from my empty folder on system? Please help.”

Folders on system get empty in two ways; firstly by accidental erasing its files all at once and secondly due to virus infection. When harmful viruses enter system through connecting corrupt pen drive or by downloading suspicious files from unsecured sites; few viruses will infect folders and make it to show as empty. Though files still reside in the same folder (in the same memory location), it won’t get recognized by operating system, thus folder will be shown as empty. This is the most troublesome situation wherein users won’t get to know what exactly has removed files from the folder.

Apart from the above scenario, users may also lose files from a folder during interrupted transfer of files from that folder to another folder or while scanning that folder using unreliable antivirus tool. Other times, users may end up in deleting folder in the process of moving, renaming, etc. However recovery of folder that is lost or showing as empty is possible with the help of third party excellent folder restoration software. There are vivid types of file restoration software available online to carry out empty folder recovery on Windows system without any trouble.

Best software to get files from empty folder:

Data recovery professionals recommend using Yodot File Recovery tool to retrieve files from a folder that shows as empty. This software performs outstandingly in recovering deleted, missing or hidden files from folders on Windows system partitions with ease. It can restore files from internal hard drives, USB flash drives, portable hard drives, FireWire drives, SSD and many other storage drives formatted with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS and ExFAT file systems. This tool can be utilized successfully on Windows PCs and laptops running with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Note: Mac users can also opt Yodot to restore deleted folders on Mac OS X with the help of Mac version of file recovery. Just try the download version to know the efficiency.

Here are the steps to get back files from empty folder:

Necessary Tips:

  • Secure your system with potent antivirus software to terminate viruses that causes file loss
  • It is better to always posses good backup of required files on external storage devices

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