Get Back AppData Folder from Windows 8

AppData, as its name only suggests it is a folder in Windows system that stores information about application configuration, toolbar settings, browsing history, temporary files libraries and many more in a user’s profile directory. Each user of system has different AppData, so that one can differentiate configuration and settings from other user. This folder is hidden by default in file explorer and whenever you download any application; its configuration will be saved default to the AppData. If you want to review contents present in AppData, then you can just type %AppData% in the search box by clicking on Windows globe logo and you will find items stored in the folder.

However, sometimes in order to free space from hard drive many users choose this folder to delete from Windows 8 computer assuming that it has no further use. But most of the users are not aware of the fact that doing so could make your application run slowly or stop working entirely; this leads to lose some of your settings and even data from system. Apart from deletion, AppData folder may go missing from your Windows computer when your system is infected with harmful threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, Trojan and so on. Along with this, crash or failure of hard drive due to software malfunction, MBR corruption and OS files corruption can cause missing of AppData folder on your computer. In such circumstance, usage of skilled hard drive recovery software can protect you from losing AppData from your Windows computer.

AppData Recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the trustworthy software to regain AppData folder from your Windows 8 computer. As different users of your computer contains different AppData folder, this software will display each and every user’s folder separately so that you can recover required AppData from specific user account. Besides AppData folder, you will be allowed to retrieve other folders namely My documents, favorites, My music, My videos, My pictures folder from your computer without consuming more time. It even shows recoverable files in two view types that will help you to choose files according to name and extension. It can recover any amount of files from storage drive which is formatted with FAT, NTFS, exFAT and ReFS file systems. Along with Windows 8, this software can be utilized for accomplishing data recovery from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and latest Windows 8.1 operating system.

Below are the steps that will assist you to regain AppData folder:

  • First of all download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your Windows 8 computer
  • Run the software and go according to the instructions which you can see over the screen
  • When main screen displays, you will find two options in it which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Hit on any option with respect to the situation you have come across
  • Soon after choosing appropriate option, application scans and show you the drives available to restore
  • Once you choose the drive, application starts scanning and displays files which you can recover using this software; If you fail to find the file types you are looking for, then add it by clicking on “Add file types” option provided on the screen
  • Next screen shows files in two views which are “Data View” and “File Type View”. Make your selection and move further
  • In order to confirm your selection, preview media files
  • At last save recovered files in a location, which you feel is safe

Useful Information:

  • Never try to delete AppData folder from your Windows 8 computer
  • Backup required files along with AppData on external hard drive at the time of reinstalling operating system

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