Windows 10: Documents Folder Suddenly Empty

Discus and support Documents Folder Suddenly Empty in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; My Documents folder has seemingly deleted itself, just as if it's contents never existed. They contents have just disappeared overnight.I've tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Projjectt, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. Projjectt Win User

    Documents Folder Suddenly Empty


    My Documents folder has seemingly deleted itself, just as if it's contents never existed. They contents have just disappeared overnight.I've tried quite a few solutions, but none have helped in the slightest.I've tried going into the Documents folder and ticking the "Hidden Items" box in the view tab, I've tried using 3rd party programs like EaseUS and Recuva but neither of them have helped with recovering the files. I've also tried checking to see if I'm signed into another user by going into C:\Users, but there is only *my name* and Public and I've gone straight into This PC > Documents a

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    Projjectt, Sep 26, 2022
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Suddenly, Documents folder has moved to Downloads

    Hi,

    One possible cause why your Documents folder suddenly moved to Downloads folder due to corrupted system files. To assist you better, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Have you made any recent changes aside from connecting to your university network?
    • Did you get any error messages when you tried to move it back?
    • Does this happen with Documents folder only or with other folders also?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Rose Cal, Sep 26, 2022
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  3. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Sep 26, 2022
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  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Documents Folder Suddenly Empty

    Suddenly, Documents folder has moved to Downloads

    We appreciate the details you've provided. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow these steps on how to move your Documents Folder Location in Windows 10:

    • You need to create a new folder named Documents at the location you want to move your personal Documents folder.
    • Press Win + E to open File Explorer, right-click
      Documents, and select Properties.
    • Select the Location tab and click the Move button.
    • Browse and select the new Documents folder at the location you want to move the folder Documents. Click the
      Select Folder.
    • Click OK to apply.
    • Click Yes to move all the files from the old location to the new location.
    • Your personal Documents folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Sep 26, 2022
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