Windows 10: File Explorer - Folders missing, found moved.

Discus and support File Explorer - Folders missing, found moved. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am posting this here under General Discussion since it is so spooky as to almost be a Twilight Zone thing. We have a 3-computer local/home network... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ARYLIOA, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. ARYLIOA Win User

    File Explorer - Folders missing, found moved.


    I am posting this here under General Discussion since it is so spooky as to almost be a Twilight Zone thing.

    We have a 3-computer local/home network with all dynamic data stored on a network drive. We use File Explorer frequently. Six or seven times since upgrading to W10, folders have gone missing. After each event, I have caught/found the missing folders in other locations in the directory tree. The network has not changed since 2008 and the problem never occurred with WXP, Vista, or W7, all using Windows Explorer, of course.

    I have been blaming my wife for sloppy mouse-work (ya gotta blame someone) but she obviously hadn't done this kind of thing for 7 years. Last night I looked in a sub-folder for a particular file. Ten minutes later, I looked for it again and the folder was missing. I did a search and it was now located as a sub-folder in another sub-folder. They have never been gone, only moved in the tree.

    I sure would like to know if anyone else has experienced this.

    (I did a search for File Explorer but there are so many pages of hits I just caved and did this post. The hits for "missing folders", "folders moved", etc., produced nothing similar. Please let me know if there is a relevant thread that I have just missed.)

    :)
     
    ARYLIOA, Oct 6, 2015
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Win10 Auto Updates emptied my Libraries

    Meal, yes, Check Disk must have found an issue with you drive structure and moved all the files into FOUND.000. This is a behavior that no one understands and has never been able to restore files from The bad news is, if the method below did not work,
    then you will not be able to recover your files, I am sorry Launch Windows Explorer. Right-click one of the folders on your D Drive (e.g. the Photos folder) that has files missing Click 'Restore previous version' If file history is turned on, you should be
    able to restore the files in that folder
     
    DaveM121, Oct 6, 2015
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  3. SteveG47 Win User
    trying to restore files that disappeared when I installed windows 10.

    Open file explorer and look for a folder named "Windows.old" in the root of c: . If found open the folder and see if your missing files are there. The folder may be there is u did an
    upgrade to Windows 10.
     
    SteveG47, Oct 6, 2015
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