Windows 10: I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP!

Discus and support I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I was trying to drag and drop an installer I no longer needed from my desktop into the recycle bin and instead seemed to accidentally drag it into a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by coreywood, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. coreywood Win User

    I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP!


    I was trying to drag and drop an installer I no longer needed from my desktop into the recycle bin and instead seemed to accidentally drag it into a folder on my desktop which made my folder disappear. I am using Windows 10. I have very important files within that folder and want to know if there is any possible way to get it back! I can provide any other information that may be needed. Thank you in advance for anyone that is able to assist me!

    :)
     
    coreywood, Feb 28, 2021
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  2. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP! :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP! :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Feb 28, 2021
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  3. Anusha Win User
    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP! ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Feb 28, 2021
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  4. MohanC Win User

    I lost a folder on my desktop while trying to delete an installer! HELP!

    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, Feb 28, 2021
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