Windows 10: Deleting One Drive folder deleted my entire desktop+files. Restoring failed and my storage...

Discus and support Deleting One Drive folder deleted my entire desktop+files. Restoring failed and my storage... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So, this is going to be bizarre today and...please mind me, I don't know some specifics like how much space I had before. 1. Wanted to clear out some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Kitten-versus-world, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:02 AM.

  1. Deleting One Drive folder deleted my entire desktop+files. Restoring failed and my storage...


    So, this is going to be bizarre today and...please mind me, I don't know some specifics like how much space I had before.


    1. Wanted to clear out some space. I was puzzled what was taking up so much gbs on my 220 gbs usable total, I believe--256 is technical laptop. I installed a cool program that visualized usage and saw that "One Drive" was taking 20 gbs. When I went I clicked onto One Drive I noticed it basically had my entire desktop on it which had a ton of stuff...I thought this was some issue with the cloud recreating everything, so I deleted it--I didn't want the cloud to be on. My desktop seemed 100% intact when I went to delete the trash can. YES. I made sure it was One Drive and not my desktop.


    2. Disaster. 5 minutes later when I checked, everything was gone off my desktop--keepsakes, save files, games, pictures, etc. What??


    3. I decided to try restoring my computer to a restore point earlier. Maybe I have a chance?!


    4. DISASTER 2.0. The restore point fails. I check it; it claims that it ran out of space or something like that.


    5. What is bizarre is that...after the restore point failure, I BELIEVE the gbs free on the system went from 30-20gbs...TO 1000 MBS?!? This is less than it was earlier.


    6. In a stupid fit of panic I tried undoing the restore point which, yes, is an option.


    7. IT DROPS TO 100 MBS?!?!?!


    8. I scanned through my entire hard-drive trying to figure out where the roughly 50 gbs that were unaccounted for were...but I couldn't find them. The program that worked earlier? It is only able to sense 144 gbs in total and is acting like this is all my computer can store...but trust me, I looked at it before, it was higher.


    9. What's worse is that the restore point that was from earlier disappeared after the failed one so I have no more hope of retrieving my files


    Ok. So. I'm just confused and shocked. Please advise me on what to look at and do. I don't want to touch anything else.



    Note: I don't think it was a problem with the visualization program. Moreover, I know how stupid I was to take for granted the One Drive folder was away from my desktop but I was just in chill mode and...well, nothing like this had ever happened and I took for granted since the desktop stuff didn't slide into the trashcan visibly that it wasn't the same set of files. But it was.

    :)
     
    Kitten-versus-world, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:02 AM
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