Windows 10: I accidently deleted my AppData folder...

Discus and support I accidently deleted my AppData folder... in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Yup...The title says it all. I saw it would give some more storage and thought to myself: Windows would not delete any important files would it now? I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/fred687n, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. I accidently deleted my AppData folder...


    Yup...The title says it all. I saw it would give some more storage and thought to myself: Windows would not delete any important files would it now? I was wrong. My pathfinder is gone. Some of my homework is gone. A lot of files, apps etc.

    I am really depressed and i do not know how to recover from all of it, without paying som ubsurd program. Do you guys know how to recover this mistake that i have made? ;/

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    /u/fred687n, Mar 30, 2020
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    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused I accidently deleted my AppData folder... :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well I accidently deleted my AppData folder... :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, May 25, 2020
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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article to about AppData folder.

    What is the AppData folder?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-appdata-folder

    Note: This link is also applicable to Windows 10 as well.

    I suggest you to perform System Restore on your computer and check if you are able to get back the AppData folder.



    System Restore brings a system to an operable condition after a disaster so that it can again accept and process data.



    To perform System Restore follow the step provided below.



    • Press Windows Key + R Key
    • Type rstrui and press Enter.


    Hope this resolves your issue. Do let us know if it helped. For further assistance, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, May 25, 2020
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    I accidently deleted my AppData folder...

    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, May 25, 2020
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