Windows 10: Disappearing files from desktop

Discus and support Disappearing files from desktop in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello all, any help gratefully received. Trying to sort a problem out for a relative who was browsing yesterday and noticed her desktop, which is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Mathemagic, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Disappearing files from desktop

    Hello all, any help gratefully received.

    Trying to sort a problem out for a relative who was browsing yesterday and noticed her desktop, which is normally decorated with lots of files and folders, suddenly showing almost nothing. There was nothing new in the recycle bin from that day but everything else that was expected to be in the recycle bin was there. It seems that she noticed the computer was dragging a bit whilst she was browsing.

    Tried the usual things including a system restore (we had uninstalled the AVG Secure Browser the night before which had just appeared). Strangely, after the system restore, we thought we had recovered some of the missing work. However, it seems that any folders were restored along with any executable's, but none of the word documents, pdfs etc were restored including within the folders that did reappear.

    Any ideas to try to recover the missing files gratefully received as some are used for school and, unfortunately, aren't backed up. (Yes I know!).



    Mathemagic, Nov 23, 2019
  2. Neox99 Win User

    Files disappearing from desktop

    Saving files to my desktop causes them to disappear.

    My desktop is clear save for the Recycle Bin - and NO the file is not hiding behind it.

    File Viewer shows a file ON the desktop but it's nowhere to be found - viewport is completely blank.

    Any suggestions?
    Neox99, Nov 23, 2019
  3. Desktop Files Disappearing on Windows 10

    I am not able to do this because the folder disappeared with the files. The folder was on the desktop and those steps cannot be done on the desktop folder
    Jamie Morrow, Nov 23, 2019
  4. MohanC Win User

    Disappearing files from desktop

    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, Nov 23, 2019

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