Windows 10: All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone.

Discus and support All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I was playing Hearthstone on my laptop and then I exited the game and after I wanted to exit the Battle.net app. When I right click > exit on the app... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Rachter, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Rachter Win User

    All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone.


    I was playing Hearthstone on my laptop and then I exited the game and after I wanted to exit the Battle.net app. When I right click > exit on the app in the icon tray suddenly all of my icons, files and folders on my desktop completely disappeared. The only icons still remaining were "This PC" and "Recycle Bin", but I'm guessing those are a bit different. I tried restarting, searching, looking for hidden files but nothing. I even tried some file recovery programs but they don't find anything either. Help please!

    :)
     
    Rachter, Aug 18, 2019
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  2. 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, Aug 18, 2019
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  3. ShogoXT Win User
    My files and folders are gone.

    Ok I just noticed that on my second drive alot of the files and folders that should be there have disappeared and there is suddenly alot of free space on it. I dont remember deleting it and the recycling bin is empty. Is there some sort of deletion log I could look at or anything I can look at to find out what happened? Or possibly have I been attacked in some way!?!? Im on wireless and the folder in question IS shared, but its protected and the router shows no other ip use recently in the wireless network.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
    ShogoXT, Aug 18, 2019
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  4. Frogger Win User

    All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone.

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile All files and folders on desktop suddenly gone. :)
     
    Frogger, Aug 18, 2019
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