Windows 10: Desktop Files Disappear

Discus and support Desktop Files Disappear in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Over the past week, my desktop has been acting up. My files keep being deleted from my desktop. I used Everything Search to see if the files are just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tbm, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. TBM
    tbm Win User

    Desktop Files Disappear


    Over the past week, my desktop has been acting up. My files keep being deleted from my desktop. I used Everything Search to see if the files are just being moved, and they're not. They're completely wiped out. I ran a Windows Defender and it didn't come up with anything. I can't think of any software that would be causing it. Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. Mark-NY Win User

    I occasionally have a file that is visible in File Explorer but does not appear on the desktop. How can I fix this?

    Thanks, but I'm afraid you've misunderstood the problem.: "The file is already in the desktop, if the file occasionally disappear in the desktop folder..."

    The file does not disappear from the desktop folder, it disappears from the desktop itself while remaining in the folder.. Of course, I'm sure the file is there, but it's not visible. At this very moment no files are
    misbehaving as described, so I'll have to wait to try your suggestion until I see the problem recur. But I'm not sure what dragging the shortcut to the desktop would prove. This failure is sporadic, which is why it is so hard to nail down.
     
    Mark-NY, Jan 8, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 desktop icons keeps dissapearing

    My Windows 10 desktop Icons (file folders and not shortcuts) keeps disappearing. What makes this disappearance weird is that the files of the invisible Icons are still available in the Desktop folder (using the file explorer). If I try to copy this files
    from the desktop directory back to the desktop page, its says files already exist in the source folder.

    Please, I need a permanent workaround for this.
     
    Abdulbaqi Badru, Jan 8, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Desktop Files Disappear

    Brink, Jan 8, 2016
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  5. TBM
    tbm Win User
    It's every file type. It's only my account's files (as in, not shortcuts from the public desktop).
     
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jan 8, 2016
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  7. TBM
    tbm Win User
    This isn't my problem either. The location is fine. The files are literally being deleted off my hard drive somehow. It has nothing to do with the location as I had mentioned in my original post that I searched to see if the files were in another location and they are not. :/
     
  8. LesW Win User

    Desktop Files Disappear

    I turned my computer on earlier this week and had lost about 15 - 20 files from the Desktop, which are now nowhere on the computer (luckily most were backed-up elsewhere, though some are a little out-of-date). Did this very worrying problem get resolved?

    update: I have managed to retrieve most of them using Recuva, a free deleted file recovery program. It would be worth anyone who is worried about this problem installing it, or something similar, as soon as possible, and then running it as soon as the loss of files is noticed, before any of them get overwritten - don't wait until files are lost to install such a program, as the installation may overwrite some of the deleted files.
     
  9. TBM
    tbm Win User
    Nope. To this day I still have the problem. I have run virus scans but nothing has come up.
     
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