Windows 10: Just Upgraded, Desktop confusion

Discus and support Just Upgraded, Desktop confusion in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So when I upgraded initiall my desktop was replaced with a default Windows 10 background and some default apps. At first I freaked out thinking all my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ChefSeth, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. ChefSeth Win User

    Just Upgraded, Desktop confusion

    So when I upgraded initiall my desktop was replaced with a default Windows 10 background and some default apps.
    At first I freaked out thinking all my files were gone, but when I went to C:/Users/name/Desktop all my stuff was still there so I just dragged it out onto this desktop, thinking the import process just wasn't quite perfect and from now on it'd be fine. One folder wouldn't get moved onto this new desktop, so it remained in C:/Users/name/Desktop. When I restarted my computer, it opened my old desktop with my old background and that one folder that wouldn't get moved onto the new desktop, and nothing else. I can't find that new desktop anywhere and it has a bunch of photos on it that I really need to access, does anyone know how I could find those files?

    ChefSeth, Dec 5, 2015
  2. AlanTurk Win User

    Windows 10 network problem

    I have a desktop PC, upgraded from W7 Pro to W10 Pro, and a laptop, upgraded from W7 Home to W10 Home. Before upgrading, I had a network that enabled me to see each machine from the other and to open remote files as if they were local. This worked well
    from either machine. Since upgrading, the laptop can see the desktop, just as it did previously, but the desktop can't see the laptop. My router is a BT Home Hub. I find all the network setup windows confusing, so I would appreciate any clear directions for
    restoring the old arrangement, please.
    AlanTurk, Dec 5, 2015
  3. Confused by desktop personalization

    Is this a redirected user profile stored on the network... ?

    Does using:

    control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

    from a WIN+R Run prompt to do this get this working for you?
    zachd [MSFT], Dec 5, 2015
  4. dalchina New Member

    Just Upgraded, Desktop confusion

    Hi, welcome to tenforums. Unfortunately you're not the only one- there are other threads on this topic. E.g. below. Please feel free to search the forum.

    If the folder still exists and would be visible normally, try (e.g.) a free tool called locate32.
    This will quite quickly build an index of everything, then you can do virtually instantaneous searches with wild card characters etc.

    Very convenient.

    If your folder has been deleted, minimise disk activity and use 'Recuva' (free).

    Extended discussion here by people who experienced exactly the same thing:
    Lost Desktop Files - Windows 10 Forums
    dalchina, Dec 6, 2015

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