Windows 10: Download folder shows old deleted files when search for needed file

Discus and support Download folder shows old deleted files when search for needed file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I chose not to put this in the virtualization section because I don't think this problem is VirtualBox. I'm trying to run another os on VirtualBox so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by whynow, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. whynow Win User

    Download folder shows old deleted files when search for needed file


    I chose not to put this in the virtualization section because I don't think this problem is VirtualBox.

    I'm trying to run another os on VirtualBox so I download the iso image. All my downloads are found in the downloads folder and the iso I download is shown along with a few other recently downloaded files. I get to the point in VirtualBox where I choose the iso image, hit search for iso and navigate to the downloads folder. Oddly, there are no iso files in folder and none of the recent downloads that are shown in explorer are there. Instead, the search in the downloads file through Virtualbox shows all files that had been deleted more than 24hours ago.

    So basically explorer shows the proper recently downloaded files including the iso's in the downloads folders but when I look for the iso in the downloads folder using another program for use with that program the downloads folder is full of old deleted download files and no recent files including the iso's exist. Why and how would searching the downloads folder show old deleted files and not find files in that location that were just downloaded there (probably 4 files) and those files are there when searching from the computer?

    User "Download folder" and system "Download folder" both contain the same data as shown by windows explorer. I'm not sharing any folders with any other os. I have no backups where the old files could have come from.

    I'm using a Microsoft Windows 10 Home model Q504UAK i5-7200U @2.50GHz 12GB RAM

    :)
     
    whynow, Aug 27, 2018
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  4. teachermark Win User

    Download folder shows old deleted files when search for needed file

    Downloaded files disappear


    When you download a file through any browser, there's an option somewhere to 'Open Containing Folder.'

    In Windows, to find a file you have downloaded...

    • Open your personal folder by clicking the Start button and then clicking your user name at the top of the Start menu's right pane.
    • Double-click one of the following folders:
      • Downloads
      • Documents
      • Pictures
      • Videos
      • Music


    If you do not see the file you are looking for, but know its file name, you can search for it by following these steps:
    To search for a file you have downloaded...

    • Click the Start button
    • Type all or part of the file name into the Search box.
      The file you are looking for will appear in the list of results.
     
    teachermark, Aug 27, 2018
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