Windows 10: Desktop folder not showing in file explorer; Windows 10

Discus and support Desktop folder not showing in file explorer; Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a new build pc with Windows 10. When I look at file explorer I'm not seeing the "desktop" folder, although I'm seeing 2 x "download" folders,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by mpl911, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. mpl911 Win User

    Desktop folder not showing in file explorer; Windows 10


    I have a new build pc with Windows 10. When I look at file explorer I'm not seeing the "desktop" folder, although I'm seeing 2 x "download" folders, each of which show the 3 folders I actually have on my desktop...

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    Even if I drill down into "Windows C: / Users", etc, I still see no Desktop folder there...

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    Can anyone please advise as to how I can get rid of one of the "download" folders or ideally both as I don't download to that location anyway and re-instate the Desktop folder in Explorer?

    Thanks.


    Mike.

    :)
     
    mpl911, Mar 5, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 5, 2020
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  3. MohanC Win User
    windows 10 deleted my desktop files

    Step 1 - I upgraded to Win 10 and lost all my files on Desktop.

    Step 2 - Found the files in Network - USers- Desktop

    copied all files again to desktop.

    Step 3- Restarted my machine again and lost desktop files again.

    Step 4 - As suggested did the following as listed below but dont find my files.

    • Press “Windows + E”, open This PC/Computer
    • Open Local Disc C, open Windows.old
    • Click on Users, select your User name
    • Go to desktop folder
    Cant find my files. Why is Win 10 deleted files again and again from Desktop ?.
     
    MohanC, Mar 5, 2020
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  4. sturpe Win User

    Desktop folder not showing in file explorer; Windows 10

    Cannot find Desktop Icon in File Explorer


    Now that is interesting. If I do what you suggest, File Explorer Address bar changes to C:\Users\username\documents and the missing ICONS are there. But there is still not a "Desktop" folder.

    Is this a step in the right direction?
     
    sturpe, Mar 5, 2020
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