Windows 10: Recent windows 10 update wiped all my files, profiles, etc.

Discus and support Recent windows 10 update wiped all my files, profiles, etc. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Have a newer computer that came with Windows 10 installed. Set up the machine, installed some software, set up my browsers with profiles. Got a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by rdhceo2, Feb 22, 2021 at 6:57 PM.

  1. rdhceo2 Win User

    Recent windows 10 update wiped all my files, profiles, etc.


    Have a newer computer that came with Windows 10 installed. Set up the machine, installed some software, set up my browsers with profiles. Got a recent windows update, and then all my files disappeared, all my browser profiles were gone. When I reloaded my files back onto the hard drive and re-started the machine - files were gone again. One software item I had installed, which was an older program - was working perfectly - it was gone also, and now will not install or work. Had to completely reset the entire machine just to resolve this which took the better part of a day.


    I sincerely hope that Someone from MS is paying attention to this - because this will be catastrophic for many people - especially someone using their machine for business. If I could figure out a way to stop the updates from installing I would. Funny how when I had the older Windows versions; XP, Vista, 8 - this never happened.


    Seen Many posts with this same problem - cannot believe that Microsoft has not addressed the update issue.


    The software that I now cannot get to run now is Photoshop 6. I had to modify it at first for compatibility - then I did get it to function. Now, no matter how I try to use the compatibility wizard with it, or try to uninstall and reinstall it - I get the same message. Screen shot below.




    Recent windows 10 update wiped all my files, profiles, etc. 33d80c1a-c21a-4ac4-b480-186f319c6176?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
  2. slozomby Win User

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  4. slozomby Win User

    Recent windows 10 update wiped all my files, profiles, etc.

    Recent File List

    only way I know to clear em out is to remove the reg keys

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Recent File List.

    you can try setting that container to read only but I'm not sure how that will affect it. or a basic powershell/vbscript in taskscheduler to wipe those keys every so often.
     
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