Windows 10: I think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder!

Discus and support I think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; While trying to clean my drive, I erased my temporary files. Unknowingly, I selected the downloads folder to include in the purge. However, for some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Chaosmaker1, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. I think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder!


    While trying to clean my drive, I erased my temporary files. Unknowingly, I selected the downloads folder to include in the purge. However, for some reason, it kept two folders out of everything. I have no clue why. Is there any way to get my files back? Or are they permanently gone?

    :)
     
    Chaosmaker1, 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 think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder! :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well I think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder! :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Feb 28, 2021
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Feb 28, 2021
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  4. R9
    r9 Win User

    I think I accidently deleted everything in my downloads folder!

    Trouble deleting a folder

    Download norton commander for windows and try it. I`m using it for deleting those autorun.inf virus files that stuck to the USB drives or second non system partition. If no file is used from windows folder NC should erase it easy. And there is Hiren`s boot disk that you can download it is bootable and has volkov commander on it similar to NC and it runs in DOS and it will delete windows folder 100%. Or you can make USB stick bootable and use deltree command.
     
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