[Quick & Easy Guide] How to Recover Lost Game Data on Any Device

Are your Steam or other game data lost due to accidental deletion or something else? Refer to the post to learn how to recover lost game data in success.


By Bryce / Updated on April 2, 2024

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The issue: game data are missing

Kinds of games bring lots of fun to our life. However, sometimes, you may find some of your saved game files and even the whole game. Then, you won’t be able to run your games as normally on PC or mobile phone.


How to recover lost game data on different devices

To be honest, game data loss can be caused by various elements, like accidental file deletion, operating system error, etc. No matter which element results in the game files missing, you can get valid solutions from the next part.

Recover lost game data on PC 

4 workable solutions are listed to restore game files/folders on PC. 

✍ 1. Recover deleted game files from Recycle Bin

If you delete a file on Windows PC, the deleted file goes to Recycle Bin. If your Windows game files are deleted by mistake, you can get the data back from Recycle Bin. Now, let's see how to recover deleted games files on PC from Recycle Bin. 

Step 1. Press Windows + E to go to Desktop and double click the Recycle Bin icon.

Step 2. Locate the deleted game files, select them, right-click them and choose Restore.


Step 3. Then, the game data will return to the location that saved them once.

✍ 2. Recover lost/ permanently deleted game files on PC using File History

If you can’t find the recently deleted files of your game on the Recycle Bin, it means that you have emptied the Recycle Bin or used Shift+ Delete to permanently delete the game files. Then you can see how to recover permanently deleted games on PC or losg game data on PC using File History. 

Note: This way works only when you have enabled the File History function before your game files lose. Otherwise, you can only see No file history was found when you open File History.

Step 1. Press Windows + S in Windows 11/10 to open the Search box. Input Restore Your files with File History and hit Enter key to open it.

Step 2. Then, you’ll in the File History window. Here you can locate the lost/deleted game files, right-click on them and click the green icon to restore them.

Restore Personal Files

✍ 3. Restore deleted/lost game data on Windows from System Restore

Or you can use System Restore to get your lost/deleted game files back if you have created a system restore point where the game data exist.

Step 1. Open Search box, input create a restore point, and hit Enter.

Step 2. Then, scroll down and click System Restore, and click Next.

Step 3. Choose the restore point where your game files haven’t been deleted or lost.

Restore Point

Step 4. Choose Scan for affected programs and wait for the system to scan all your files. Click Next to continue.

Step 5. Confirm the selected restore point and click Finishto start the restore process.

After that, reboot your computer to see whether the missing game data were retrieved.

✍ 4. Recover lost game data on Android/Windows using data recovery tool

If your game files are missing on Android/Windows and you have never backed up them, a professional recovery tool can be the best solution. Here MyRecover is recommended. With it, you can recover kinds of files from hard drive, SD card, flash drive, etc. with fast speed. Now, see how to recover deleted games in Windows 10/11/8/8.1/7 & Windows Server or recover lost game using MyRecover. 

Step 1. Download, install and run the data recovery software on Windows PC.

Download FreewareWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP and Server
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Note: To recover Android lost game data, you need to connect your Android phone to Windows PC using a USB cable at first.

Step 2. Select the partition where your lost/deleted game files are saved once. Hover the mouse over the drive and click Scan to scan.

Step 3. The program scans the partition to find deleted files and other missing files in this partition.

Scan Lost Data

Step 4. Choose the game files or the folder that you need to recover and click Recover xx files. Then, choose a destination space to save the restored game files or the folder.

Recover Lost Data

These solutions are also suitable for restoring deleted or lost photos, videos and so on.

Recover lost game data on Mac

Two simple fixes of how to recover lost data on Mac are listed. Keep reading!

✍ 1. Restore deleted game files from Trash

If the Mac game data are missing out of deletion, generally, you can find out the deleted files and folders on Trash. All you need to do is click the Trash icon to open it, right-click the deleted game files that you want to recover, and choose Put Back option. Then, the deleted game data on Mac will be restored to their original folders.

Put Back

✍ 2. Recover lost game data using Terminal

If there is no lost game folder on Trash,  you can use Terminal to get them back.

Step 1. Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities and run Terminal.

Step 2. Input cd.Trash and press the Return key on your Mac. 

Step 3. Input mv xxx../ and hit Return (xxx refers to the name of the deleted files).

Restore Deleted Game Data on Mac

Step 4. Then, you can exit the Terminal window. 

To use this way, you need to know the exact name of the deleted game files that you want to recover.

Recover lost game data on iPhone & iPad

If you lost your game data on iPhone/iPad, refer to this part for detailed guides.

✍ 1. Recover lost game data with iCloud backup

This way will reset and erase all data on your iPhone/iPad. Thus, you need to make sure that the iCloud backup contains your lost or deleted game data and all other necessary iPhone data before your operation.

Step 1. Go to  Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups > This iPhone > Last Backup.

Step 2. Tap Settings > General > Rest > Erase All Contents and Settings.

Erase Contents and Settings

Step 3. Tap Restore from iCloud backup and sign in to your Apple ID to use iCloud and choose the backup.

✍ 2. Recover lost game data without backup on iPhone

Suppose you don’t want to restore your iPhone to its previous status. Why not just use iOS data recovery software, like AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS to retrieve the missing data directly.? See how it works.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a lightning cable.

Step 2. Authorize your iPhone to the computer and click Scan Now to scan your iPhone lost game data.

Start Scan Now

Step 3. Wait for the scanning process to complete. Then, choose the game files you need to recover and click Recover to restore them.

Recover lost game data on Android

If you lost your game data on Android, you can use Google Drive to restore the data if you have saved the game to your Play Store account.  To check whether the game has been saved to Play store account, follow steps given below:

Step 1. Open Google Play Store and click the 3-line icon on the corner. 

Step 2. Tap on My Apps & Games and go to the Installed section to check whether the game is there. 

Step 3. If you can find the game, back to the main interface of Google Play store and tap 3-line icon.

Step 4.  Tap Manage Backup and click the game. 

Wrap things up

How to recover lost game data? There are different solutions for various devices. Whether you want to recover lost/deleted game files on PC, Android, Mac, or iPhone, you can find simple and proper ones from this post.

Bryce · Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.