Windows 10: One Drive destroyed my desktop and files

Discus and support One Drive destroyed my desktop and files in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I must have accidentally somehow selected to backup my entire computer to one drive and didn't even notice. Well I noticed when I was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/17gatesh, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. One Drive destroyed my desktop and files


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    I must have accidentally somehow selected to backup my entire computer to one drive and didn't even notice. Well I noticed when I was playing Rocket league and it was running very hot. I went and deselected the backup (after it was complete). I have no idea how this happened all of the sudden but almost all of the files on my desktop, Documents folder and pictures folder have been moved into a shortcut to one drive called "Where are my files". I am unsure of where my files are located as when I click the shortcut it takes me to onedrive on my file explorer and all of the folders and files that used to be on my desktop are there. It appears that It just cut the desktop, Documents folder and the Pictures folder off of "this pc" and into one drive.

    All I want to do is restore my Desktop, Documents and Pictures

    This is a screen-cap of the shortcut that all my files have been pushed to:



    https://preview.redd.it/tnvdyix17q2...bp&s=2f7cca7b17da5438e01a034fad477963f59c2466

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    /u/17gatesh, Dec 4, 2019
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  2. 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, Dec 4, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 missing desktop files

    Hi Adriane,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you with this.

    • Did you do a clean installation of Windows or upgrade to Windows 10?
    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if you can find your desktop files.

    • Open This PC.
    • Double click on C: drive.
    • Open Users > double click on your user name.
    • Open Desktop and check if you can find missing files.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Dec 4, 2019
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  4. KomouPoji Win User

    One Drive destroyed my desktop and files

    how to copy files from the CD to the Computer drive

    Hi Hankriegler,

    I would suggest you to follow the steps below:


    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Click file explorer from the list.

    • Select the CD/DVD drive and hit Enter.

    • Select the files you want to copy from the CD/DVD, then select the drive where you want to paste or save.
    I hope the information is helpful.

    Thank you.
     
    KomouPoji, Dec 4, 2019
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