Windows 10: Disappearing/Deleting files. So much data lost

Discus and support Disappearing/Deleting files. So much data lost in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have been stressing out trying to solve a new issue thats just arised today. I have a laptop thats only about 3 months old, running windows 10 1909... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by graveflower, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Disappearing/Deleting files. So much data lost


    I have been stressing out trying to solve a new issue thats just arised today. I have a laptop thats only about 3 months old, running windows 10 1909 and when I turned it on today I saw my downloads folder is empty. I tried to download another file which it did successfully but within 3 seconds it disappears from the downloads folder.



    Its not windows update, I have that disabled and blocked.
    Its not automatic maintenance, I have that disabled
    Its not storage spaces, I have that disabled
    Its not disk clean up, I didn't run it.
    I disabled windows defender and firewall, didn't help.
    Uninstalled norton AV that was bundled with my laptop, didn't help
    Checked event logs and couldn't find anything useful.
    Scoured the forums and found nothing useful.

    I can download to another location and it appears to be ok, but its a school laptop and I'm scared to continue using it and losing my course material and assignments.

    :)
     
    graveflower, Oct 16, 2020
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  2. Melvis Win User

    How to recover files off a HDD from a deleted partition? help!!!

    Thanks for your reply. I used my m8s program and it worked like a dream, recovered all the files and also deleted ones from yrs back, was amazed how well it did. Next step is i will use that Partition Table Doctor to recover the deleted partition. Thanks for the link *Toast :toast:
     
    Melvis, Oct 16, 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, Oct 16, 2020
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  4. Disappearing/Deleting files. So much data lost

    Lost data files

    Hi.

    After the Windows 1809 update, many people have lost their files. I suggest reverting the update if you desire.

    To get the files back, use a program called Recuva:
    https://www.****/recuva

    This program is endorsed by many other experts and advisors to get your data back that 1809 deleted.

    Please keep me updated on the situation
     
    Zackary Vanosdol, Oct 16, 2020
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