Recover Missing Folder Windows 8 | Ultimate Guide

Updated on August 01, 2022

Data loss on Windows 8 computer is very rare. However. due unforeseen circumstances you might have lost the folders on it. With the Remo data recovery tool, you can now recover missing folders on Windows in no time. Download and try the software for free now.

Folders can go missing on your Windows 8 computer at any time. This could be due to accidental deletion, hard drive corruption, virus infection etc. Regardless of what reason your file is missing, there is a way to recover missing folders on your Windows 8 computer. To increase your chances of recovery, stop using the computer immediately and adhere till the end of the article to know more.

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How Do I Restore Missing Folders in Windows 8?

When a file goes missing, there are chances that the file can be hidden or the file could be moved to the Recycle Bin. In case if you have accidentally deleted files from the Recycle bin, then you can effortlessly recover files from it before you empty it. However, there are a few workarounds that you can try to recover missing files and folders on Windows 8. The further section provides you information on how the missing folders can be restored.

  • Unhide the files and folders
  • Restore missing files from previous versions
  • Recover files with effective data recovery utility

Note: You can refer to this article to find out how to recover deleted files on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Unhide the files and folders

One of the easiest ways to check if the files or folders are missing is by unhiding the hidden files and folders. Follow the below mentioned steps to do so.

  • Open This PC on your computer and click on View tab at the top
  • Now, click on Options and select the View tab
  • Select the Show hidden files, folders and drivers’ option
  • Click on Apply and hit the OK button
  • Now, navigate to the location where the folder was missing to find the missing folder

Restore folder form Previous Versions

If have enabled a Restore Point on your computer, you can get back the older version of the file in simple way. To get back the file from previous version here is what you can do.

  • Create a new folder
  • Rename the folder using the same name as the lost folder
  • Now, right-click the folder and click on Restore Previous version tab
  • From the list of the Previous version, select the Latest folder

While clearing folders in bulk there are chances that you might have deleted these folder accidentally, in such case check the Recycle Bin immediately to recover the deleted folder. However if you are unable to recover folder on Windows 8 computer from the Recycle Bin or a previous restore point, you can still recover the folder. But in order to recover missing folders on your Window 8 computer, you have to make use of a professional data recovery software.

Recovering missing files made easy with Remo Recover

You can easily get back your missing folders from Windows 8 system quickly by making use of Remo Data Recovery Software. This utility is designed with advanced integrated algorithms that scans entire hard disk sector by sector and restores missing folders.

The tool helps you in recovering different types of files such as spreadsheets, PDF, email archives, videos, text documents, Zip archives, photos, etc. without any difficulty. Along with recovering the lost or missing data, the tool is also proficient in recovering data from formatted Windows 8 computer.

Additional information: At times, even when you run check disk some of your folders might go missing, but with this excellent utility you can retrieve data after check disk within matter of minutes.

Steps to recover missing folders in Windows 8:

  • First thing is to install Remo Recover 6.0 software and run it on your Windows personal computer.
  • Next, from the list of all available drives, you need to choose the volume from which the missing file has to be recovered and click on Scan option.
  • launch the tool to recover missing folder from windows 8 pc

  • When the Quick Scan process is complete, the software will automatically enter Deep Scan mode, where the sector level scan will be performed.
  • List of recoverable folders will be displayed in Dynamic Recovery View. You can save the missing folders you want even if the scan is still running.
  • see a list of recovered files and folders by clicking on dynamic recovery view

  • You can also use Advanced Filter option to locate the PDF files that you want to recover, just by adding file type, file signature or the date modified.
  • click on advanced filter and just add file type, file signature or modified data

  • Use the Preview option to verify the recovered folders before saving them.
  • select the required files and preview them by double-clicking on the file

  • Finally, click on Recover button to recover folder that was missing from your Windows 8 computer.
  • save the recovered Microsoft access database file on a storage drive by browsing the storage location and clicking on recover


As mentioned in the above article recovering missing folders Recycle Bin can only be done if the file is deleted. Also, restoring from previous point works only if you have set up a restore point. However, if the folder has gone missing due to system crash or any other unknown reasons, you won’t be able to recover them with manual methods. In such situations, it is always advised to use Remo Recover software to recover missing data on Windows 8 computer. You can also utilize this tool to recover User folders from Windows 10 computer.

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