How to Restore My Documents Folder on Windows 8?

Updated on May 28, 2022

Lost or accidentally deleted My Documents folder from your Windows 8 PC or laptop? This article is a complete solution to recover My Documents folder. Besides for the quick My Documents files recovery make use of Remo Recover. This software is built with an easy to use interface which makes the recovery process simple even for the novice user. The tool is compatible with the latest Windows version like Windows 11, 10, and its earlier version.


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How to restore My Documents Folder Windows 8?

"Help..! Help..! Help..! I am suffering from huge data loss, as I had accidentally deleted My Documents Folder on my Windows system which is running on Windows 8 Operating System. I used to save most of my personal files related to my work in this My Documents Folder, but because of my mistake that I had done, I lost very crucial files from My Documents Folder. As I have a habit of using Shift + Delete option, the folder that I had deleted was not in Recycle Bin, using which I could had restored. Now the only option left to me to find the other way to recover My Documents Folder Windows 8, for which I am searching the best tool to restore My Documents Folder Windows 8. Can anyone suggest me the software that supports Windows 8 My Documents Folder recovery?"

My documents folder is a default folder where the files created get saved. Data Loss is inevitable, these catastrophic situations occur without any prior notice. Worry not, your personal files like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., can be recovered. It is recommended to always take a backup of your important files. But if you have not taken the backup then still to the article till the end to know how to recover My Documents folder on Windows 8.

Reasons Behind Losing My Documents Files and Folder on Windows 8

  • Manually deleting, either knowingly or unknowingly files on Windows 8
  • If the Windows 8 computer is infected with harmful viruses
  • Formatting drives using Disk Management that contains folders and files on Windows 8.
  • Using unauthorised third party applications to compress the files might lead to corruption of files and folders on Windows 8.
  • Any interruption while transferring My Documents files and folder, will lead to data loss.

How to Retrieve Lost Files from My Document Folder on Windows 8?

Method 1: Recover Deleted My Documents Folder from Recycle Bin

If you have accidentally deleted the My Documents folder, then the first place to check for lost files is Recycle Bin. Follow the steps below to recover the file from Recycle Bin.

  • First navigate to the Recycle Bin.
  • Check for the deleted My Documents files and select the files which you want to restore.
  • Now click on the Right click on the files and click on the Restore button.

Now you will be able to access your accidentally deleted My Documents files. In case you don't find the files on the Recycle Bin, then it is possible that the files are permanently deleted. To recover permanently deleted files from My Documents Folder move to the next section of the article.

Method 2: Recover My Documents folder on Windows 8 using Previous Versions

You can easily restore the files from the Previous Version, if you have already taken the backup. Follow the steps below to recover files using the Previous Version.

  • Go to the folder on which you lost the files
  • Right click on the My Documents folder and click on the Previous Version tab.
  • Select the files which you want to restore and click on the Restore option.
  • Finally click on the Restore To option and Browse the files where you want to save the recovered files.

The above method works only if you have enabled the Previous Version. In case you have not enabled then make use of Remo Recover.

Method 3: Recover My Documents Folder on Windows 8 Using Remo Recover

You can easily recover My documents Folder from Windows 8 without altering the original contents of the file. It can also restore the files from the My Documents folder from the latest Windows Operating System like Windows 11, 10, and earlier versions. This software easily recovers My Documents Folder that might contain files like images, videos, audios and any other type of document.

Steps to Restore Lost My Documents Folder on Windows 8 using Remo Recover:

1. Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows 8 computer.

2. From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover files.

3. Click on the Scan option to begin the scanning process.

click on the scan option to recover files

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it directly starts the Deep Scan. You can now navigate to the Dynamic Recovery View in the Tree Structure to see the recovered files. Then navigate to the Lost and Found Files folder.

go to the dynamic recovery view

4. Finally, to save the recovered files by selecting the files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option.

Method 4: Recover the Hidden My Documents Files And Folders

Check if the files from My Documents folder is hidden or not, follow the steps below to unhide the files from My Documents folder on Windows 8.

  • Go to File Explorer and click on the View tab.
  • Now, click on Options and select the Change folder and search option.
  • Now click on 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.

Other extra features of Remo Recover Windows:

  • Downloading and installation of software is very easy
  • Installed software is very much simple to use, as GUI is user friendly
  • Only few clicks and your My Documents Folder is back on your system
  • Recovers any kind of files and folder that are created by system or users
  • Files from recovered folder can be previewed before saving
  • Comes with “Save Recover Session”, as it can be used to avoid rescanning
  • 27/4 free technical support for both new and existing customer