Windows 10: Files Missing but Folders still there?

Discus and support Files Missing but Folders still there? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So I have a folder where I keep all my documents, pictures and videos from my camera. Everything is gone except for the folders. So say I had a folder... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Jexsa04, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Jexsa04 Win User

    Files Missing but Folders still there?


    So I have a folder where I keep all my documents, pictures and videos from my camera. Everything is gone except for the folders. So say I had a folder names Camera, in the folder I had different folders for the years, and then within those where the titles of what the pictures were. so ALL folders are there but pictures and videos are gone.


    I tried to view Hidden.

    I tried Recuva software, they aren't pulling up anything.

    I checked Malware Bytes, they didn't detect anything.

    I am unable to restore previous version of windows.


    No I did not have backups either, unfortunately for me.


    I find it sooo strange...

    Anyone have any ideas on what happened?

    Any ideas how I can miraculously get those back : So many memories gone.


    Thank you all for your help

    :)
     
    Jexsa04, Sep 19, 2020
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  2. Pinned & Recent Folder Missing From Explorer in Start

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the quick access and recently oped files option are missing. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.


    • Open File explorer.
    • Click on View and then Options.
    • Choose Folder and search options.
    • Under General Tab and under Privacy, make sure to place a check mark on Show recently used files and recently used folder in Quick access.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Sep 19, 2020
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  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Files Missing but Folders still there? :)
     
    Frogger, Sep 19, 2020
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  4. Xylee Del Win User

    Files Missing but Folders still there?

    Lost folders on Update

    Hi,

    There are ways to recover some missing files on Windows 10. For us to help you recover them, we'd like to ask a few things. Kindly answer the following:

    • Are you using an Administator account to search for the missing folders/files?
    • Are you able to find the missing files/folders using Search?
    • What specific files/folders are missing?

    Meanwhile, as an initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you check this
    article
    and follow the troubleshooting steps given.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Xylee Del, Sep 19, 2020
    #4
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