Windows 10: How do I see the entire contents of my downloads folder

Discus and support How do I see the entire contents of my downloads folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I did the recent update of windows 10 and now I can't see the entire contents of my download folder. I have a lot of stuff that I really want to be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mcgsmanor, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. mcgsmanor Win User

    How do I see the entire contents of my downloads folder


    I did the recent update of windows 10 and now I can't see the entire contents of my download folder. I have a lot of stuff that I really want to be able to access. Any help would be awesome

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    mcgsmanor, Aug 12, 2019
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  2. 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, Aug 12, 2019
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  3. Simon.HCS Win User
    Windows 10 (1803.17134 ) Disk Cleanup deleted the contents of my downloads folder

    When running disk cleanup, when I included 'clean up system files' the last entry was 'downloaded files 79gb'. The description was activex controls and javaapplets temporarily stored in the downloads folder.

    I don't know why I thought there could possibly be that volume of temporary system files but in the event, I stupidly hit enter and lost the entire contents of my download folder. There's nothing in trash and nothing in file history..... I have a screen
    print of the list but see no way to upload it here.

    Any suggestions on what happened and how to recover the data?

    Thanks
     
    Simon.HCS, Aug 12, 2019
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  4. How do I see the entire contents of my downloads folder

    Moving entire folders

    You can't move a system folder. Moving the contents is easy.

    • Create a sub-folder in the directory you want.
    • Open the original folder.
    • Ctrl+A will highlight all the contents of that folder.
    • Right click on it and drag to the destination folder in the left pane.
    • Release the mouse key and left click Copy Here.
    • If the move was successful, delete the contents in the original folder.

     
    Bruce Hagen, Aug 12, 2019
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