Windows 10: All my desktop file and folder disappeared

Discus and support All my desktop file and folder disappeared in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; All my desktop file and folder disappeared. Application are there. File name extension and hidden folder view is checked. This was all a sudden after... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Admin-PC1, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Admin-PC1 Win User

    All my desktop file and folder disappeared


    All my desktop file and folder disappeared. Application are there.

    File name extension and hidden folder view is checked.

    This was all a sudden after reboot, no update or new application were installed.

    Rebooted to repair VPN connection.

    :)
     
    Admin-PC1, Dec 9, 2018
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  2. silkstone Win User

    Disappearing folder

    I've encountered a strange problem in windows 10 where I tried to delete a file in a folder, but ended up deleting the whole directory. It did so without the usual pop-up to confirm delete or say it was too big for the recycle bin. It was my Videos folder, so pretty big, but the disk allocation has also remained the same.

    I've always had a problem with 'double icons' for the different user folders, including videos, and so I'm thinking it could have something to do with the whole thing, especially as now one of the two video folders has disappeared from the users folders.

    The first thing i tried was 'Undo delete', but it just bought the folder back with non of the contents. Then, I went straight to Recuva, but it came up blank (there must have been over 50 videos in the folder)

    I'm at a little bit of a loss as where to start looking for this disappeared folder and was hoping someone might have some suggestions?

    Screenshots below:


    All my desktop file and folder disappeared upload_2017-4-1_22-11-14-png.png
     
    silkstone, Dec 9, 2018
    #2
  3. Desktop Files Disappearing on Windows 10

    I am not able to do this because the folder disappeared with the files. The folder was on the desktop and those steps cannot be done on the desktop folder
     
    Jamie Morrow, Dec 9, 2018
    #3
  4. All my desktop file and folder disappeared

    Random Files & Folders Disappeared From Desktop

    Hi Sean,

    There are several causes of loss files or folders from the desktop. Most of the time, this issue might occur due to malwares or viruses. Here are some methods that you can try to find missing or lost files on your Windows 10 computer:

    Method 1: Check the Recycle Bin on your desktop.

    Method 2: Check if you're signed in with a temporary profile.

    • On Cortana search, type settings.
    • Choose Settings from the list.
    • Select on Accounts and then click on Sync your settings on the left pane.
    • If there is a message at the top of the window that states "You are logged on with a temporary profile. Roaming options are currently unavailable", it means that you are signed in with a temporary profile. We recommend restarting your computer
      and sign in again.
    • Check if it removed the temporary account, if yes, your files should be available.

    Method 3: Use the Cortana search to look for your files. If there are no search results and you're not signed in with a temporary profile, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter to fix search problems. Follow these steps
    on how to run the troubleshooter:

    • On Cortana search, type indexing.
    • Choose Indexing Options from the list.
    • Click on the Advanced button and then select the Troubleshoot search and indexing link.
    • Follow the steps to run the troubleshooter.

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Gerard Qui, Dec 9, 2018
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