Windows 10: Windows 10 Update deleted all my pictures and files

Discus and support Windows 10 Update deleted all my pictures and files in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Windows automatically updated my computer and all my files are gone. I did not realize this until well after so I cannot just revert back to my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by KristinaGlowacki, Dec 3, 2019 at 5:02 PM.

  1. Windows 10 Update deleted all my pictures and files


    Windows automatically updated my computer and all my files are gone. I did not realize this until well after so I cannot just revert back to my previous as it is too late. I've tried looking for the .old file and there is nothing in it.


    I had pictures from 4 years+ on my computer and now they're all gone. If there is no way to get them back its ridiculous on Microsoft's part.

    :)
     
    KristinaGlowacki, Dec 3, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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  2. 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.
     
  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  4. Tintai Win User

    Windows 10 Update deleted all my pictures and files

    I deleted $Windows~.BT folder that was propably Windows 10 files. How to recover?

    Hello,

    So about two weeks ago I deleted a $Windows~.BT folder (through the cmd). Now I know that was Windows 10 files ready for install.

    How can I download it again? I'm sure I need to reinstall some update. But which?

    Tintai
     
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