Windows 10: After Windows 10 update that took 16+hours desktop and other files are missing

Discus and support After Windows 10 update that took 16+hours desktop and other files are missing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Yesterday, Windows 10 automatically installed an update which took over 16 hours. Today, When I login after booting I get the message that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by awfritsch, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. awfritsch Win User

    After Windows 10 update that took 16+hours desktop and other files are missing


    Yesterday, Windows 10 automatically installed an update which took over 16 hours. Today, When I login after booting I get the message that "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. I have successfully started taskmgr and I can bringup a DOS prompt. Via the DOS prompt I was able to verify that most of my files appear to be there. How do I recover this file and related files so I can run apps normally.

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    awfritsch, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 missing desktop files

    Hi Adriane,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    • Did you do a clean installation of Windows or upgrade to Windows 10?
    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if you can find your desktop files.

    • Open This PC.
    • Double click on C: drive.
    • Open Users > double click on your user name.
    • Open Desktop and check if you can find missing files.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. MohanC Win User
    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    After Windows 10 update that took 16+hours desktop and other files are missing

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 6, 2018
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