Windows 10: Windows 10 Lost Desktop and Files

Discus and support Windows 10 Lost Desktop and Files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, Recently my computer froze so I turned it off holding the power button down and then restarted it. It took awhile to come back on because it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by SarahM5, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. SarahM5 Win User

    Windows 10 Lost Desktop and Files


    Recently my computer froze so I turned it off holding the power button down and then restarted it. It took awhile to come back on because it said it was fixing Drive C. When it did come on and I typed my password in, it took a long time to open my desktop, saying it was preparing my desktop. It's version of 'my' desktop had reverted to a blue windows background and deleted several of my files, if not most. Nothing in downloads, videos, quick access, etc. Some stuff I'd had for awhile appeared if I searched for it. There was a blue box that said there was a problem connecting to my account, but that could be fixed if I signed out and then back in. I did. Three times. And no change. I tried a system restore to a point from the previous day, but that didn't work. I got a system error 0x80042329. I don't remember system restore ever working before, since I bought it, but I thought one of the updates might have fixed it and it was worth a shot. I'm trying to take a class and it's pretty frustrating to lose everything. Please help!

    SarahM5, Jan 15, 2019
  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, Jan 15, 2019
  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.
    Ahhzz, Jan 15, 2019
  4. Windows 10 Lost Desktop and Files

    lost desktop and files

    Hi Jon,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you have lost files after Windows 10 update. We will help you.

    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below question.

    • Did you face this issue after upgrading to Windows 10 from previous Windows?
    • Did you face this issue after updating in Windows 10?

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check if it helps finding your files.

    After updating your PC to Windows 10, you may be having trouble finding your old files. Here are some things to try.

    Refer: Find lost files after the update to Windows 10

    Please post us back with more information to help you better.
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jan 15, 2019

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