[Solved] Files Missing from My Documents Folder in Windows
Files missing from "My Documents" folder is a common problem that many people have encountered. Do not worry about it!!! You can try your luck to find the files missing from my documents folder a soon as possible with the help of iBeesoft file recovery software. It retrieves all the files you lost from your computer. Download it and have a try now!!!Download for Windows Download for macOS
"My Documents folder is Gone" and "files missing from My Documents folder" are two problems that you can see many people are asking how to solve them. Actually, it is not a big deal if you know the right way for how to solve the problems. In the following, we’re going to tell you details about how to solve the problems.
- Quick Navigation
- Part 1. How to Solve the Problem of "All Files Missing from My Documents Folder"
- Part 2. How to Fix "My Document" Folder Missing/Disappeared
Part 1. How to Solve the Problem of "All Files Missing from My Documents Folder"
You always see people asking "files in my documents disappeared". It could be. And there are many reasons for files missing from My Documents folder in Windows 7/8/10. Here are some of them:
- Reinstalling your computer will cause all data lost from the system drive, which covers My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, everything on the desktop, and Drive C.
- Accidentally formatted Drive C.
- Deleted the files in My Document unexpectedly.
- Factory reset your computer
- You’re logged in with a Guest account. The computer can’t save any information created by the Guest account.
No matter how your files missing from My Documents folder, you have the chance to get them back with the help of iBeesoft Data Recovery software, a professional tool designed for users to recover files missing from documents folder in Windows PC.
Your Reliable File Recovery Tool
- It supports over 800 types of files, covering all the documents, including doc, exe, ppt, and more.
- Files in missing in My Documents can be recovered with this data recovery software no matter how they lost.
- The simple and easy recovery process, people do not know much computer techniques or jargon can do it.
- Quick Scan recovers data quickly and Deep Scan ensures more missing files are found in My Documents folder.
Step 1. Download data recovery software
Download the software and learn how to recover files missing from My Document folder now!!! Instead of installing it on your drive C, please install it on Drive D or another hard drive. You know, My Documents folder belongs to Drive C. If you install the software in Drive C, it might overwrite the missing files in My Documents folder. If you’re going to recover files missing in the Documents folder on Mac, please download the Mac version.
Step 2. Scan drive for missing files
Missing files in My Documents folder are in Drive C on Windows PC. In this case, if you’re running a Windows PC, please select Drive C. If you’re using a Mac, please make sure you have selected the right hard drive to scan missing files from Documents folder. After then, click "Scan".
Step 3. Recover files missing from documents folder
Last, wait for the scanning process to finish. After then, you can check out whether the software has successfully found the missing files for you or not. The directory is on the left for you to filter file types. Check out the details on the right side. Then click the "Recover" button to recover deleted files in Windows 10 and other OS.
Part 2. How to Fix "My Document" Folder Missing/Disappeared
Instead of missing files in My Documents folder, many people asked: "how do I get my documents folder back". Sometimes, the My Documents folder disappeared for no reason.
1). If the shortcut of My Documents folder lost on desktop, you just make appear by following the steps: Click the Start button at the bottom left and move to Programs. Click Windows Explorer. Locate the My Documents folder. Right-click the My Documents folder, and then click Add Item to the Desktop.
2) My Documents Folder Disappeared. HoIw to Recreate Documents Folder?
Step 1. Click the Start button at the bottom right of your Windows PC and type in regedt32 > click the Enter button on the keyboard to run Registry Editor Utility.
Step 2. Locate the path "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User" Shell Folders with the directory in the pop-up window.
Step 3. The right name and data for My Documents folder are Personal, %USERPROFILE%\Documents respectively. If not, please right-click the folder name and rename it as Personal, double-click the data and rename it as %USERPROFILE%\Documents and click OK.
Step 4. Click Start, type cmd and type Enter.
Step 5. Type in the command attrib +r -s -h %USERPROFILE%\Documents /S /D.
Step 6. Restart your computer. You can see My Documents folder is back.
I know that documents are saved in My Documents folder by default. People takes it as grand to save important documents there. However, it is not safe. Please relocate important files in drive D or Drive E. Drive C as system drive is fragile. Once factory reset or reinstall your computer, all files gone. And if you have already lost files, try to make use of iBeesoft Data Recovery to retrieve them or to do formatted drive recovery in Windows or macOS.