Windows 10: Lost My Documents Folder

Discus and support Lost My Documents Folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, Please be gentle as new to this; *Sick I have Windows 10 with all updates. Noticed that One Drive h as not been 'working' since late 2018, or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ladylouisaC, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Lost My Documents Folder


    Hi, Please be gentle as new to this; *Sick

    I have Windows 10 with all updates. Noticed that One Drive h


    as not been 'working' since late 2018, or that was the date of the latest document.

    Tried to get this organised but with my arthritic hands I somehow dropped My Documents into another folder!

    Try as I might I cannot get it to move back to it's correct location, and have just ended up with loads of My Documents shortcuts all over the place.

    From what I have read so far, it would appear this is a fairly difficult thing to restore other than completely re-installing Windows 10 which I would rather not do.

    I noticed this as a problem because the location of my documents is now in C/Users which I cannot sync with One Drive and that is what I want to do as I have a laptop and do travel.

    Can anyone help or at least explain a work around - Many thanks in advance

    :)
     
    ladylouisaC, Aug 12, 2019
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  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Aug 12, 2019
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  3. Lost documents after Windows update.

    Here are two suggestions:

    • Have a look in the folder C:\Windows.old\Users\MjKoval\Documents.
    Implement a robust backup scheme. If you have very important documents then they must be stored on two independent media.
    Do not wait until they are lost.
     
    Frederik Long, Aug 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Lost My Documents Folder

    Multiple 'Documents' folders under 'This PC'

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    This may happen if one the “documents” folder has been stored on different target location.

    Follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1

    I suggest that you check both the folders location where they are saved using the below method:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Restore Default, and then click Apply and OK.

    • Check what happens, try these step on all the documents folder.
    Method 2

    If the above step fails then try checking the target location of both the folders by using the find target option:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Find target.

    • Check where the target location of both the folders is and check if any one goes to the user name location and later delete the one which goes to wrong location.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Aug 12, 2019
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