Recover Missing Folder Windows 8 | Ultimate Guide

Data loss on Windows 8 computers is very rare. However. due to unforeseen circumstances, you might have lost the folders on it. With the Remo File Recovery Software, you can recover missing folders on any version of Windows in no time. Download and try the software for free now.

Written by John Harris / Updated on February 21, 2024

The folders saved on your Windows system might be missing or no longer visible on your system due to any of the following reasons: Accidental deletion of the folder, Virus attack, Hard Drive corruption, or formatting of the drive where the folders and other data were earlier saved, deleting files from the Recycle Bin.

Irrespective of the reason why you have lost your folders. This article guides you through various ways of recovering missing folders on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but also other versions.

So without further adieu, let's start recovering your missing folders.

How To Recover Missing Folders on Windows 8?

Here’s a list of three solutions you can try to get back missing folders and other lost data.

  1. Recover Missing Folders from Windows Recycle Bin
  2. Recover Missing Folders with Remo File Recovery Software
  3. Restore Missing Folders from Previous Versions
  4. Unhide the Missing Folders and Files

Method 1: Recover Missing Folders from Windows Recycle Bin

If you have accidentally deleted your folder from any location within your system. The chances are those folders reside in the Bin folder of your system.

I highly recommend you try finding those folders and other deleted data in the Recycle Bin folder of your Windows system.

How To Recover Missing Folders from Windows Recycle Bin?

  • Open the Bin folder, and type in the name of the folder you are looking for.
  • Once you have located the missing folder in the Recycle Bin. Select the folder(s) and right-click.
  • From the options menu, click on the Restore button.

The missing folder will get restored back to the same location where they were earlier saved.

Method 2: Recover Permanently Deleted or Missing Folders from Windows 8 Using Remo File Recovery Software

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Steps To Recover Missing Folders In Windows 8 and other Versions Using Remo File Recovery Software:

Step 1: Download Remo File Recovery Software on your Windows system.

Step 2: Launch the tool, and from the home screen, select the folder or the drive from where you want to recover the missing folder and click on the Scan button.

launch the tool to recover missing folder from windows 8 pc

Step 3: Remo will start searching for the missing folder as well as other data saved in the selected location.

Step 4: Upon completion of the Quick Scan, Remo will start the Deep Scan process. You can use the Dynamic Recovery View option to look at the data recovery process without having to wait till the completion of the entire drive scan.

see a list of recovered files and folders by clicking on dynamic recovery view

Step 5: As and when the scan progresses, the list of all recovered files and missing folders will get displayed on your screen.

Step 6: Use the Search Bar or the Advanced Filter option to find the missing folders quickly.

click on advanced filter and just add file type, file signature or modified data

Step 7: The tool has a free preview option to view the recovered folders and other files before saving them.

select the required files and preview them by double-clicking on the file

Step 8: Once you are satisfied with the recovery process. Select the folders and the files that you want to restore. Click on the Recover button and select a location where you want to save the recovered folders.

save the recovered Microsoft access database file on a storage drive by browsing the storage location and clicking on recover

Remo has now safely recovered folders and other data that were missing from your Windows system.

Method 3: Restore Missing Folders Using the Previous Versions option

If you enabled a Restore Point on your computer earlier, you can simply get back the older version of the file. Here is what you can do to return the previous version's file.

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

Method 4: Unhide The Missing Folders and Files

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 the 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.

Note: If you have used the Winmend application to hide some of your folders, those files are now missing. Refer to this article to learn how to recover files from a hidden Winmend folder.

Additional information: Click on the link if you are exclusively looking to recover deleted My Documents folder on Windows.


As mentioned in the above article recovering missing folders from Recycle Bin can only be done if the folder is deleted. Also, restoring from the previous point works only if you have set up a restore point. However, if the folder has gone missing due to a system crash or any other unknown reason, 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 computers, in addition to recovering deleted files from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

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