Windows 10: Files disappearing from my Documents folder

Discus and support Files disappearing from my Documents folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Yesterday I found that certain files had disappeared from my Documents folder. Some, but not all, of them had also disappeared from the back-up copies... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by curt jugg, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. curt jugg Win User

    Files disappearing from my Documents folder


    Yesterday I found that certain files had disappeared from my Documents folder. Some, but not all, of them had also disappeared from the back-up copies I keep in an external hard drive. I had made no changes to my computer and the files were there the day before.
    I did a normal System Restore but it failed, so I did a System Restore in Safe Mode and this was successful and all the files reappeared.
    Although I no longer have a problem, I am concerned that the same thing might happen again. Can anyone suggest what could have been the cause of the disappearance, please? Windows Defender has not shown up any viruses and I'm at a loss as to what could have happened. Grateful for any suggestions.

    :)
     
    curt jugg, Jul 7, 2018
    #1
  2. silkstone Win User

    Disappearing folder

    I've encountered a strange problem in windows 10 where I tried to delete a file in a folder, but ended up deleting the whole directory. It did so without the usual pop-up to confirm delete or say it was too big for the recycle bin. It was my Videos folder, so pretty big, but the disk allocation has also remained the same.

    I've always had a problem with 'double icons' for the different user folders, including videos, and so I'm thinking it could have something to do with the whole thing, especially as now one of the two video folders has disappeared from the users folders.

    The first thing i tried was 'Undo delete', but it just bought the folder back with non of the contents. Then, I went straight to Recuva, but it came up blank (there must have been over 50 videos in the folder)

    I'm at a little bit of a loss as where to start looking for this disappeared folder and was hoping someone might have some suggestions?

    Screenshots below:


    Files disappearing from my Documents folder upload_2017-4-1_22-11-14-png.png
     
    silkstone, Jul 7, 2018
    #2
  3. Riel Alc Win User
    documents files and folders

    Hi Paul,

    For better assistance, we'd like to ask the following:

    • What were the steps you've tried to reverse the alphabetization of files and folder name?
    • Can you provide us a sample screenshot of the issue?

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Riel Alc, Jul 7, 2018
    #3
  4. Files disappearing from my Documents folder

    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, Jul 7, 2018
    #4
Thema:

Files disappearing from my Documents folder

Loading...
  1. Files disappearing from my Documents folder - Similar Threads - Files disappearing Documents

  2. Personal files disappeared from Windows.old folder

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Personal files disappeared from Windows.old folder: About 5 days ago, I reinstalled Windows 10 to correct a recurring error. The reinstall worked fine, and I noted that a folder of personal files (.docs, .bmps, etc) was in a newly created Windows.old folder. I viewed the files yesterday, but today they've disappeared. They...
  3. My saved document has disappeared...

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    My saved document has disappeared...: I was in the middle of typing a long letter. When I stopped typing today, I saved it under a title I had used previously since I had already deleted that text. The system asked told me I already had a document titled "EddieJan3rd" and did I want to replace it. I clicked on...
  4. Files in Download folder are disappeared

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Files in Download folder are disappeared: I was still working with some files in the download folder on yesterday (06/01) but today after turn on my computer, all files in the download folder are gone. Is there anyway to fix this. My latest windows update is "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809" on 1/1/2019...
  5. My folders + files on my desktop disappeared.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    My folders + files on my desktop disappeared.: Hello, I'd really appreciate if someone can help me out with this, can't find the solution anywhere. " If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're...
  6. All my desktop file and folder disappeared

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    All my desktop file and folder disappeared: All my desktop file and folder disappeared. Application are there. File name extension and hidden folder view is checked. This was all a sudden after reboot, no update or new application were installed. Rebooted to repair VPN connection....
  7. DLETED FİLES AND DOCUMENTS FROM MY PC

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    DLETED FİLES AND DOCUMENTS FROM MY PC: My documents from C:// are deleted. also deleted from G://. How can I restore my documents . Yesterday night, there was no problem 17/10/2018. Morning I opned my PC and couldn't find my documents. Mr. Ibrahim YILDIRIM Business Development & Finance Manager ZDF Otomotiv...
  8. Folders and Files Disappeared

    in Windows 10 Support
    Folders and Files Disappeared: I have a couple of folders containing files I have not looked at in over a year. When I went to look at them, I cannot find them ?? Does Windows 10 automatically archive older unused files or folders ?? Thanks, rs 30521
  9. Disappearance of my files from the computer

    in Windows 10 Support
    Disappearance of my files from the computer: Hello I do not speak English I hope that the idea you up well (Disappearance of my files from the computer) For the first time since the installation of Windows has been pressure on signout After some time. I wanted to use the computer. The log on again But The...
  10. Windows 10 All Files in Documents Folder Disappeared

    in Windows 10 Support
    Windows 10 All Files in Documents Folder Disappeared: Hi, I have used Windows 8 for a while and I recently updated it to Windows 10. After installing Windows 10, I downloaded a lot of files as well as played a lot of games without logging in to my Microsoft account. I only recently logged into my Microsoft account and after I...