Windows 10: Lost all desktop files, apps and photos since update of last night

Discus and support Lost all desktop files, apps and photos since update of last night in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, Need help with the following: There was an automatic update on my computer last night January 14th. The Update appears to be called "Quality... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by ChantalMilliou, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Lost all desktop files, apps and photos since update of last night


    Hi,

    Need help with the following:

    There was an automatic update on my computer last night January 14th.

    The Update appears to be called "Quality Update" with a number of 107, not sure if it means 107 updates or other?

    All my desktop files, apps, pictures, shortcuts are all gone.

    1 why did this happen and can I control updates in the future?

    2 I am getting a prompt when I log in saying: "you are logged into a temporary profile" what does this mean and how do I solve this?

    3 how do I restore my desktop from before the update so that I can copy all the missing files to an external drive?

    This is a real big problem, can you please help.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    ChantalMilliou, Jan 15, 2021
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  2. kormath Win User

    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Lost all desktop files, apps and photos since update of last night :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, Jan 15, 2021
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  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, Jan 15, 2021
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  4. Lost all desktop files, apps and photos since update of last night

    lost desktop and files

    Hi Jon,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you have lost files after Windows 10 update. We will help you.

    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below question.

    • Did you face this issue after upgrading to Windows 10 from previous Windows?
    • Did you face this issue after updating in Windows 10?

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check if it helps finding your files.

    After updating your PC to Windows 10, you may be having trouble finding your old files. Here are some things to try.

    Refer: Find lost files after the update to Windows 10

    Please post us back with more information to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jan 15, 2021
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