Windows 10: Important file lost in update, how do I get it back?

Discus and support Important file lost in update, how do I get it back? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; My laptop updated, and put me into a new desktop yesterday. I decided to look for my important folder with passwords and my music in it, and put it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/TheGreenFax, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Important file lost in update, how do I get it back?


    My laptop updated, and put me into a new desktop yesterday. I decided to look for my important folder with passwords and my music in it, and put it onto that desktop. Then today, I restarted my laptop. I logged in, it said Preparing Windows, and put me into yet another new desktop. After looking around for hours, I cannot find the folder. This has been the worst update ever, and I'm wondering how to get the folder back. Any way to do that?

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    /u/TheGreenFax, Nov 17, 2019
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  2. Ruz San Win User

    Lost a REALLY IMPORTANT folder

    Hi Tanya,

    We'd like to know a few things to understand this better and help you recover the missing folder. Please answer these questions:

    • Did you lose it after upgrading to Windows 10?
    • How long has it been since you installed Windows 10 on the computer?
    Windows 10 does not apply changes or remove personal files without your permission. We suggest you restore the previous version of the folder or drive that used to contain the files you are looking for. Refer to this

    page
    for the steps.

    Let us know if you need more help.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Nov 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Lost my all important data after update new version win10

    Hi,



    From the above description, I understand you have lost files after recent Windows 10 update on the computer. Please reply, which is the recent update installed on the computer?



    Write to us with the recently installed update on the computer for further assistance. To check the recently installed update, follow the steps below:



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type settings and select the top most search result.
    • Select Update & Security and click on Advanced Options
      from the window.
    • Click on View your updates history and check the latest successfully installed update.


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



    Note: Do not perform the steps given under
    Reenable a Windows 7 Administrator account from the above article.



    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.

     
    Likhitha V, Nov 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Important file lost in update, how do I get it back?

    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, Nov 17, 2019
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