Windows 10: Windows 10 update deleted all my files from desktop and downloades

Discus and support Windows 10 update deleted all my files from desktop and downloades in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; this most recent update was a pain in the butt.. all my files deleted and without warning. that being said after I was able to find them in the windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RobbyHebrard, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 update deleted all my files from desktop and downloades


    this most recent update was a pain in the butt.. all my files deleted and without warning. that being said after I was able to find them in the windows old folder.. cool moved them all back to desktop and documents ans downloads folder in current windows after update. all good i thought but this afternoon I log on and all the files are gone again.. ****.. only one account on my pc, so no where for things to go.


    so I check windows old again and it's empty too.. this is beyond a pain now. hundreds of work files, projects and pictures gone. while some mostly work stuff is backed up in 2 places all the other stuff isn't not to mention recent files.. so what now? why in the hell would this update not come with a big warning?? and why after I moved it all back is it gone again after a few days..

    :)
     
    RobbyHebrard, Sep 29, 2020
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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, Sep 29, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 forced download

    To stop the download, uninstall the KB3035583 update (under "Control Panel > Windows Update > Installed Updates").


    To get rid of the C:\$Windows.~BT folder:
    • Right-click on your C: drive.
    • Select "Properties".
    • Click on [ Disk Cleanup ]
    • After the initial scan: If you have a [ Clean up system files ] button, click it and wait for the second scan to finish.
    • Scroll down the list and look for "Temporary Windows installation files" (its size should be in the gigabytes range); check the box.
    • Click on [ OK ] to start the clean-up.
     
    Static~Charge, Sep 29, 2020
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  4. m4gicfour Win User

    Windows 10 update deleted all my files from desktop and downloades

    Windows 10 forced download

    ^This, then reboot and go to manually update windows. Find KB3035583 in the list of available updates, right-click and "Hide this update" so it doesn't get installed again next go around.
     
    m4gicfour, Sep 29, 2020
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