Windows 10: Where Could Deleted Files Be?

Discus and support Where Could Deleted Files Be? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win10. I copied hundreds of image files from G: to E: to make room on G: for Macrium images. Looking at the sizes they didn't match so I tried to get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by abrogard, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. abrogard Win User

    Where Could Deleted Files Be?


    Win10.

    I copied hundreds of image files from G: to E: to make room on G: for Macrium images.

    Looking at the sizes they didn't match so I tried to get duplicate finder software to compare the directories so's I'd know what was missing and be in a position to delete those safely copied over.

    I was trying out a number of freeware tools - three or four of them - and got nervous about each of them because none of them made clear up front whether I was going to be offered an option of what to do... so I didn't actually go the full distance with any of them....

    Aborted them all.

    But now I find the G: directory is nearly empty. And the E: directory I already knew to be incomplete.

    I looked in the Recycle bin on the desktop and the last recycled files it finds are back on 25 July.

    Is that one bin supposed to handle all drives?

    Do perhaps these tools lock folders or files while working and my aborting leaves things in an uncertain state so's files effectively disappear perhaps?

    Is there anywhere I could look for these missing files... ?

    :)
     
    abrogard, Aug 4, 2018
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  2. Alden Rey Win User

    deleting hard drive files

    Hi,

    May we know what type of file are you trying to delete? Would it be Office documents, media files, or picture files? If you're trying to delete files for free some space on your device. We suggest to perform a Disc Cleanup. Kindly follow the steps below to
    perform the task:

    • Type in Cortana Disc Cleanup
    • Choose the files to delete
    • Click on "Clean up system files"
    • Click on Ok

    For any concerns, don't hesitate to get back to us.

    Regards.
     
    Alden Rey, Aug 4, 2018
    #2
  3. 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, Aug 4, 2018
    #3
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Where Could Deleted Files Be?

    Delete and Cut Files with Preview Pane Open

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    • Have you tried to delete the pdf file in preview panel?
    • What exactly happens when try to delete the pdf file?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Open File Explorer.

    • Select View and click on preview panel.

    • Select the pdf file.

    • At the right corner you will be able to see preview panel.

    • You can right click on it and delete the files.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Aug 4, 2018
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