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

Discus and support Desktop folder not showing in Windows 10 file explorer 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, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. mpl911 Win User

    Desktop folder not showing in Windows 10 file explorer


    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 go 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 anyone and re-instate the Desktop folder in Explorer?


    Thanks.


    Mike.

    :)
     
    mpl911, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. sturpe Win User
    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, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. MohanC Win User

    Desktop folder not showing in Windows 10 file explorer

    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, Feb 14, 2020
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