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  1. After windows 10 sign on error, all my documents, pictures, music, etc. disappeared.


    After windows 10 sign on error, all my documents, pictures, music, etc. disappeared. I restored these files using an external hard drive backup. Today the same thing happened again. Windows 10 started up with a sign in error. It then proceeded to open with all my documents gone. Does anyone know what's going on or how do I stop this error from repeating?

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    Patricia Faithful, Jan 23, 2023 at 11:02 PM
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  2. Steve C Win User

    What exactly are are "My music", "My Pictures" and "My videos"

    You can't redirect the shortcut links which is the subject of the post
     
  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  4. After windows 10 sign on error, all my documents, pictures, music, etc. disappeared.

    What exactly are are "My music", "My Pictures" and "My videos"

    The link has the following advice that, of course, does NOT work in Win10 !

    Workaround

    If the My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos links in the Start menu do not point to the Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders, you must manually redirect these links to the correct folders. To redirect these links, follow these steps:
    1. Click Startthe Start button , right-click the link, and then click Properties.
    2. On the Location tab, replace the wrong target location with the correct target location. For example, to redirect the My Music folder to the Music folder in Windows Vista, enter %systemdrive%\Users\user_name\Music.
    3. Click Apply.


    If this was a fix for Vista, it seems kind of sloppy to keep it around !

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    If you CHECK THIS BOX they disappear.
     
    theoldwizard1, Jan 23, 2023 at 11:10 PM
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