Windows 10: Desktop swapped with user file

Discus and support Desktop swapped with user file in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, This is really weird but my desktop used to be on my D: drive because why not. I wanted to change it back into my C: drive because i wanted all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ember1923, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Ember1923 Win User

    Desktop swapped with user file


    Hello,

    This is really weird but my desktop used to be on my D: drive because why not. I wanted to change it back into my C: drive because i wanted all my windows files on C and everything else on D so when i moved the desktop file into the user folder it for some reason swapped the whole user folder and the contents are now in my desktop. How do i revert this. If none of this made sense let me show it with screenshots.

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    :)
     
    Ember1923, Aug 29, 2020
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  2. 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, Aug 29, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 missing desktop files

    Hi Adriane,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    • Did you do a clean installation of Windows or upgrade to Windows 10?
    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if you can find your desktop files.

    • Open This PC.
    • Double click on C: drive.
    • Open Users > double click on your user name.
    • Open Desktop and check if you can find missing files.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Aug 29, 2020
    #3
  4. sturpe Win User

    Desktop swapped with user file

    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, Aug 29, 2020
    #4
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