Windows 10: All the files and folders on my laptop have gone??!!

Discus and support All the files and folders on my laptop have gone??!! in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So earlier this week my laptop decided it would create me a temporary account when I logged on. I thought I had resolved this by following a tutorial... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SusieYT10, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. SusieYT10 Win User

    All the files and folders on my laptop have gone??!!


    So earlier this week my laptop decided it would create me a temporary account when I logged on. I thought I had resolved this by following a tutorial which directed me to go into the command, identify my sin number and then go through redigit to correct the path and delete the .bak file. I made sure before doing this that all my files were there just not in the place I was used to seeing them.

    I did this and to my delight everything returned to normal and I could view all of my files again. I logged off as normal after I completed what I needed to do.

    However, I have logged onto my laptop today and it commenced going through a lengthy windows update. When this was finished everything, all my files, folders, office have all gone and nowhere to be found. I have typed windows.old in the search bar on my c drive and the only results returned are dated back to 2014. Please can you help me?

    :)
     
    SusieYT10, Apr 29, 2020
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? 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 the files and folders on my laptop have gone??!! :)
     
    Frogger, Apr 29, 2020
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  3. ShogoXT Win User
    My files and folders are gone.

    Ok i was looking and it was in a very specific folder and a very specific letter range (a-r gone, s-z is fine). I dont get it....

    EDIT: For something that big it would have avoided the Recycle bin for sure, but I would have noticed the vista file delete window. Or noticed the speed drop. I was playing wow beta most of the day, there was some stutter, but I assumed it was Crossfire along with wow's new shadows.
     
    ShogoXT, Apr 29, 2020
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  4. All the files and folders on my laptop have gone??!!

    Why did the startup window get cleared?

    I didn't missed any step, the list was gone and gone , even after using lot of programs the programs were not listed in that list.
     
    smartali89, Apr 29, 2020
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