Windows 10: Missing Desktop link in user folder ?

Discus and support Missing Desktop link in user folder ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Please can anyone help me with a small problem ? if I right click on my music icon in explorer I can change the location of its contents in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Darkmiss, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Darkmiss Win User

    Missing Desktop link in user folder ?


    Please can anyone help me with a small problem ?

    if I right click on my music icon in explorer I can change the location of its contents in the location tab
    which I was trying to do, as I have my Mp3s in a music folder on my D Drive.

    whilst trying to do that I accidentally moved it to the desktop location of my use folder.
    So now both the Desktop and music icons in my explorer are both linked to the same location, (users/username/music) and the desktop link in my user folder has gone.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can correct this please ?

    :)
     
    Darkmiss, Aug 2, 2015
    #1
  2. JJRR251 Win User

    Windows Explorer desktop.

    I use windows explorer to go to C:\Users\User\Desktop but the files there do no match my actual desktop, that folder is missing some files. How do I fix this so my C:\Users\user\Desktop and actual desktop match, and can therefore delete things from the
    desktop using windows explorer.
     
    JJRR251, Aug 2, 2015
    #2
  3. NanGD_ Win User
    Desktop Files Disappearing on Windows 10

    Feb 26, 20176

    This has just happened to me today. I thought I was missing program icons, but it seems they were just moved around; however, I am missing a folder of documents and other files, while two other folders and their contents remain on the desktop undisturbed.
    If I go to File Explorer C:/Users/Myname/Desktop or
    THIS PC/Desktop, all three folders show. But when actually viewing the desktop, only two folders are there.

    I did a search in THIS PC for Folder3 and two instances were found.

    C:/Users/Myname/Desktop and F:/FileHistory/Myname/Mycomputername/Data/C/Users/Myname/Desktop

    Using File Explorer, I copied Folder3 and its contents to an external drive for backup.

    Then I deleted the one from C:/Users/Myname/Desktop

    On the desktop, I tried to recreate the folder, but as soon as I named it Folder3, the "New Folder" disappeared from the desktop. So I created a folder called Folder3a. Then I copied everything from Folder3 on my external drive to it, and it remains. So
    I guess I got around it, but yikes!

    Any real fix for this?
     
    NanGD_, Aug 2, 2015
    #3
  4. Darkmiss Win User

    Missing Desktop link in user folder ?

    bump, could reallly use some help on this.
     
    Darkmiss, Aug 3, 2015
    #4
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