Windows 10: File disappearing from desktop

Discus and support File disappearing from desktop in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; While trying to fix save files from a game I cut and pasted 3 sub folders from 2 different folders to my desktop, so 6 folders total. The first 3 moved... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/SamuraiSamich, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. File disappearing from desktop

    While trying to fix save files from a game I cut and pasted 3 sub folders from 2 different folders to my desktop, so 6 folders total. The first 3 moved just fine, but on the second group of three it gave me the warning that 4 files were identical and asked what to do with them. I selected for no files to be replaced or skipped, and copies of files would have numbers next to them. When I did this the 2nd group of folders all moved, but one folder from the first group disappeared. 1 of the 3 folders in each group was named 00050000 but the one from the first group disappeared even though the contents of the folders are not the same

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    /u/SamuraiSamich, Feb 16, 2020
  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, Feb 16, 2020
  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, Feb 16, 2020
  4. MohanC Win User

    File disappearing 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, Feb 16, 2020

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