Windows 10: I just lost all my files

Discus and support I just lost all my files in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; So to start out let me just say how **** the microsoft support system is. Seriously having to navigate my way through that **** robot just so I can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by JamesBhadcoqs, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. I just lost all my files


    So to start out let me just say how **** the microsoft support system is. Seriously having to navigate my way through that **** robot just so I can have an opportunity to talk to a person was irritating. What was infuriating was when I finally was able to "talk to a person" and after I had created my account I get an error that simply says "There is an error with your microsoft account go use live" or some **** like that. Here I am frantically trying to retrieve all of my lost data and windows just gives me the finger and sends me on a wild goose chase. So here I am, because I don't want to have to troubleshoot just to get some help. Yesterday after installing an old windows game (Ed, Edd n Eddy mis-edventures) my computer prompted me to restart. After restarting my computer was stuck in an infinite loop of trying to repair, failing to repair and restarting. I know it wasn't a virus because the discs are ROM and they seem too legitimate too have been forged, although they are second hand. Plus I also had a reliable antivirus. So anyway, I dig up my windows 10 disc and finally manage to do a complete reinstall of windows. I find my windows.old file and am utterly relieved to find all my data there. It was almost 1 in the morning by this time so I decide to go to sleep and deal with it in the morning. I wake up at 11 the next morning (less than 12 hours after the restore) and find that my windows.old file was updated at 7:30 this morning. There's nothing there. All of my data is gone. Absolutely nothing can be retrieved and I can't speak to anyone to ask them why windows took the liberty of deleting ALL my information after 6 HOURS. I'm sorry but I am completely **** pissed right now. I took so many measures to avert this crisis, which quite frankly seems to have come out of shoddy design of windows. After everything I went through windows just up and deleted my files... I seriously don't know what to do with myself. To everyone who's going to come here and tell me "This is a lesson in backing up". NO. No it's not. I have had plenty of the stuff backed up, but I should feel safe and secure to store SOMETHING on my computer without fear of losing it at a moments notice. I am not in a position where I can backup literally everything I do on my computer, nor should I be expected to. This is honestly the last straw. I'm looking into alternative OS' as we speak....

    :)
     
    JamesBhadcoqs, Dec 13, 2018
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  2. Files lost after Automatic Repair

    Hi,

    We understand the issue you are facing and will assist you.

    I suggest you to refer the link provided below and check if it helps.

    The files & folders from the previous operating system after the upgrade to Windows 10 might have been saved in the
    windows.old folder. Check if the lost files and folders are present in
    windows.old folder by following the steps below:



    Step 1: Using Cortana




    • Press Windows icon key on the keyboard and type
      windows.old in the search box.

    • Select the search result which shows folder and drive location of the program.

    • Follow the file/folder path to check the contents of the same.


    Step 2: Using Windows explorer




    • Press Windows logo + E keys on the keyboard to open Windows Explorer.

    • Click on This PC option from the left side panel of the window.

    • Type windows.old in the Search This PC
      box located at the top right corner of the window.

    • Follow the file/folder path to check the contents of the same.


    Refer to the link below on Find lost files after the update to Windows 10 and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/find-lost-files-after-the-update-to-windows-10



    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Dec 13, 2018
    #2
  3. MohanC Win User
    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, Dec 13, 2018
    #3
  4. Mohan B P Win User

    I just lost all my files

    Files lost, Internet explorer not reachable, error Ox800703f1

    Hi,

    I realize that you are facing the issue in finding the lost files. Let me assist you.

    To narrow down the troubleshooting steps, kindly write back to us with the following information.

    • Did you make any prior changes before this error occurred?
    • What is the error message you are getting when you try to open Internet Explorer?
    • Have you updated the Windows to the latest build?
    • Check whether the original account exists. (Use the below steps to check)
    • Press Windows key + R key, type netplwiz and press
      Enter key.
    • Check if the user account exits under Users for this computer.
    I suggest you to follow the troubleshooting methods below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Update the Windows to the latest build.

    • On the search bar type Settings.
    • Click on Update and Security.
    • Click on Check for Updates.
    • Read and accept the license terms, and then tap or click Finish if the update requires it.
    Method 2: To find lost files.

    Follow the link below to find lost files and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/Find-lost-files-after-the-update-to-Windows-10

    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us with the updated status of the issue for further assistance on Windows. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan B P, Dec 13, 2018
    #4
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