Windows 10: I Lost All of My Files

Discus and support I Lost All of My Files in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My computer was not loading the key pad to enter my pin and sign in. I was stuck on the rotation of scenic photos that it typically runs through in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AndresGonzalez4428, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. I Lost All of My Files


    My computer was not loading the key pad to enter my pin and sign in. I was stuck on the rotation of scenic photos that it typically runs through in the background. This has been a regular occurrence for quite some time now. In every instance before this one of two things happen. 1 A few minutes pass by and the the sign in screen finally loads or 2 It takes too long and I manually turn off the computer with the power button, turn it back on and the sign in screen appears with no delay. After a few minutes I turn off the computer but this time when I turn it back on I receive a "preparing wind

    :)
     
    AndresGonzalez4428, Jun 7, 2021
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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, Jun 7, 2021
    #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, Jun 7, 2021
    #3
  4. Mohan B P Win User

    I Lost All of 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.

    Find lost files after the upgrade 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, Jun 7, 2021
    #4
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