Windows 10: Lost Files / Folders

Discus and support Lost Files / Folders in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When I open my computer this morning, I've noticed that my desktop was new without my Files and Folders in the desktop so I'm thinking because of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by RamTenorio, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Lost Files / Folders


    When I open my computer this morning, I've noticed that my desktop was new without my Files and Folders in the desktop so I'm thinking because of the update. So, I've looked on my files in other folder and cut and paste in the current desktop but after couple of minutes, my computer switch to sleep mode and when I open it all the folder and files are lost. When I restart my computer it goes back to my original desktop but the files and folders that I cut and paste are all gone. Can anyone please help me on how am I going to retrieve my files and folders Important Documents?

    :)
     
    RamTenorio, Sep 16, 2021
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  2. Xylee Del Win User

    Lost folders on Update

    Hi,

    There are ways to recover some missing files on Windows 10. For us to help you recover them, we'd like to ask a few things. Kindly answer the following:

    • Are you using an Administator account to search for the missing folders/files?
    • Are you able to find the missing files/folders using Search?
    • What specific files/folders are missing?

    Meanwhile, as an initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you check this
    article
    and follow the troubleshooting steps given.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Xylee Del, Sep 16, 2021
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  3. gabbydgar Win User
    Folder in Favorites lost

    Had a folder in IE favorites named xxxxx favorites with many items in it. Don't know what I may have done but it is gone from the list. When I try to create a new folder it tells me that there is one already there, but it is not. Any suggestion where I might find the lost folder or how to restore it.
     
    gabbydgar, Sep 16, 2021
    #3
  4. Lost Files / Folders

    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, Sep 16, 2021
    #4
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