Restoring Documents Folder in Vista

  • Supports recovery of My Documents folder that is lost or deleted due to various issues
  • Recovers all types of files including documents, videos, pictures, audio files, HTML files, emails, etc.
  • You can preview the recovered files and folders in demo version itself prior activating the software
  • Compatible to run on Windows Vista, XP, 10, 8.x, 7, and Windows Server 2008, 2003, etc.

"Hi, today I was moving my Windows profile folder (C:/Users/Username) to (E:) drive on my Windows Vista system. However, during the process, I accidentally deleted my "Documents" folder within my profile folder. Moreover, the deleted Documents folder doesn't appear in the Recycle Bin. I've tried a few data restore utilities downloaded from the internet but nothing worked. I need to restore the folder on an urgent basis. Is there any way to easily recover my Documents folder Vista OS?"

Yes, of course, it is possible to recover the Document folder on Windows Vista. A reliable application like the Folder Recovery software can help you in bringing back files deleted from the Documents folder in a Vista system. The program is built with highly-integrated algorithms that scan and fetches the deleted Documents with all the file contents in the original format.

Location of the Documents folder on Windows

My Documents (Windows XP & previous versions) or Documents (Windows Vista & above versions) is a place which is used to save user-created documents. Most of the programs and applications especially Microsoft products will automatically prompt Documents as the default folder to save files, images, videos, songs, documents, and etc. The default location of the Documents folder in Windows Vista is C:\Users\user name\Documents. But as stated in the above scenario, the files saved on the Documents folder might get deleted or lost on Windows Vista OS.

What leads to deletion or loss of Document folder on Windows Vista?

  1. Accidental or intentional deletion- The Documents folder on your Windows Vista system might get accidentally deleted while removing some unwanted files.
  2. File System corruption- If the drive file system gets corrupted then you might lose access to all your important data.
  3. Shift-Delete: Deletion of Documents folder by applying Shift-Delete will permanently delete the folder from Vista system.
  4. Virus and Malware - The malicious programs can also have an impact on the Documents folder.

However, the files in the Documents folder is not permanently erased. By using a good quality recovery tool like the Folder Recovery software, you can easily recover Document folder Vista.

What makes folder recovery possible?

The fact behind restoring the Documents folder in Vista is that when you delete the Documents folder, the pointer to that file is removed. This is why you will be unable to see the folder and its contents. But actually, the file remains in the same storage location until it is overwritten by some new files. Therefore, it is highly recommended to stop storing new files as soon as you encounter data loss. Because this will retain the deleted or lost folder in a recoverable state.

Windows Vista Recovery using the Folder Recovery software

To recover my Documents folder on Vista that got deleted or lost due to any of the reasons one should simply make use of the Folder Recovery tool. It supports the restoration of more than 300 file formats including images, documents, videos, songs, emails, etc. This application effortlessly scans and fetches the restore My Videos folder, My Documents, My Music, etc. on Windows systems.

You can also utilize this program to regain files and folders from various external storage drives like- SD card, memory sticks, USB drives, external HDD, SSD, iPods, etc. To get more information about recovering SD card folders, click here -

Simple steps to recover My Documents folder on Windows Vista

Step 1: Download and run the Folder Recovery program on your system.

Step 2: On the home screen, select the Recover Files option.

Step 3: Browse the drive location of the deleted Documents folder for scanning. Then click on the Scan icon.

Figure 1: Recover Partitions/Drives

Step 4: The system drive is deep scanned for the deleted or lost Documents folder.

Figure 2: Scanning for Folders

Step 5: View the files in either File Type View or Data View at the end of the scan process.

Figure 3: Recovered Folders

Step 6: Preview the retrieved file items in the Documents folder. Mark the files you want to save.

Figure 4: Preview Window

Step 7: Choose a suitable drive location on your Vista system to save the recovered files. Press on the Save button.

Figure 5: Save Recovered Folders

Note: The Save option is disabled in the demo version. To make use of it, you have to buy the licensed version.