Windows 10: All files in downloads folder gone after restart/shut down?

Discus and support All files in downloads folder gone after restart/shut down? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everyone, So this morning, I turned on my PC to discover that my downloads folder is now completely empty (I had put a few folders and files in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by humanbeing, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. All files in downloads folder gone after restart/shut down?


    Hi everyone,

    So this morning, I turned on my PC to discover that my downloads folder is now completely empty (I had put a few folders and files in there and downloaded some programs, all gone now). Even shortcuts that I placed on the desktop have disappeared, and I had to re-sign in to Chrome and import all of my bookmarks again. Last night I had accidentally clicked on restart instead of shut down, as they are so close together. I don't know if this could have contributed to the issue. After waiting for it to come back on I shut it down.

    I'm just wanting to know what could have caused this, and how to fix it if possible. Definitely don't want it to happen again, and not sure if it's a Windows 10 issue or a fault with my PC. Should mention that I only recently bought this computer and it came pre-installed with Windows 10. Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Solved by restarting again...still somewhat worrying that something like that could happen though, but oh well.

    :)
     
    humanbeing, Sep 18, 2015
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  2. sxsrulez Win User

    All files on Downloads folder gone after updating windows defender

    I lost all the files in my downloads folder when i updated windows defender. is there any way i can recover those files ?
     
    sxsrulez, Sep 18, 2015
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  3. 94shadow Win User
    All files on Downloads folder gone after updating windows defender

    There is no "History" on any of the pages after typing in Windows Defender.

    Roy
     
    94shadow, Sep 18, 2015
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  4. XweAponX Win User

    All files in downloads folder gone after restart/shut down?

    Next time something like that happens, check to see if you are in a "Temporary Profile" - Open your Users folder and look for a new /Temp user. If it keeps on happening, I have a solution for it over on the Eightforums board.
     
    XweAponX, Sep 18, 2015
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