Windows 10: Another 'lost' folder

Discus and support Another 'lost' folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I seem to be having a really bad time with my desktop recently - meaning the desktop is ok, I am not:*Sad Somehow, my 'user' name has been changed -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ladylouisaC, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Another 'lost' folder


    I seem to be having a really bad time with my desktop recently - meaning the desktop is ok, I am not:*Sad

    Somehow, my 'user' name has been changed - which I have just realised when searching for files, getting one drive working etc. 'Almost' everything is in the new name, but not everything.

    Say - Old 'user' name was PAT and this is now changed to PATRICIA. I believe this is how my Documents folder became 'moved' and not retrievable - tried to renew Location, but am being told cannot do this as the folder contains a file that cannot be moved!! Anyway, enough on that for now - the change of User name is puzzling because there are some old folders/files with the old name that I wish to access and cannot - although having said that I did somehow get to one old folder by accident and its' name is: C:users\PAT\SkyDrive\2017\Documents\christmastrip\, I meant to make a full note of where it was, but forgot, and now I cannot remember how I found it albeit by accident.

    But, there is no User account called PAT anymore so not sure where to go from Users, or for that matter Windows Explorer.

    It appears that there has at some time in the not too distant past been an imp in my computer messing around with files and folders. Any suggestions please.

    :)
     
    ladylouisaC, Aug 28, 2019
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  2. gabbydgar Win User

    Folder in Favorites lost


    Had a folder in IE favorites named xxxxx favorites with many items in it. Don't know what I may have done but it is gone from the list. When I try to create a new folder it tells me that there is one already there, but it is not. Any suggestion where I might find the lost folder or how to restore it.
     
    gabbydgar, Aug 28, 2019
    #2
  3. Xylee Del Win User
    Lost folders on Update

    Hi,

    There are ways to recover some missing files on Windows 10. For us to help you recover them, we'd like to ask a few things. Kindly answer the following:

    • Are you using an Administator account to search for the missing folders/files?
    • Are you able to find the missing files/folders using Search?
    • What specific files/folders are missing?

    Meanwhile, as an initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you check this
    article
    and follow the troubleshooting steps given.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Xylee Del, Aug 28, 2019
    #3
  4. Ruz San Win User

    Another 'lost' folder

    Lost a REALLY IMPORTANT folder

    Hi Tanya,

    We'd like to know a few things to understand this better and help you recover the missing folder. Please answer these questions:

    • Did you lose it after upgrading to Windows 10?
    • How long has it been since you installed Windows 10 on the computer?
    Windows 10 does not apply changes or remove personal files without your permission. We suggest you restore the previous version of the folder or drive that used to contain the files you are looking for. Refer to this

    page
    for the steps.

    Let us know if you need more help.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Aug 28, 2019
    #4
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