Suddenly Desktop Folders Moved To Secondary Display
Oct 5, 2015
Win 10 updated automatically (unfortunately) and this morning all desktop items have moved from primary to secondary display and I can't move them back. Unrelated but any way for stopping these updates completely??
Iinstalled windows 10. After installation, my files were ok. Immediately, i moved them to the desktop and documents. Then, i restart the pc. Then i see that all my files (on desktop and documents) are gone. My programms and other files are ok but the ones that i moved to desktop and documents were deleted. How can I restore them?
I can't open "This PC" or any other folder that is on my desktop. File Explorer won't function either. Whether I double-click, or do a right-click and choose "Run", all that happens is the little hourglass comes on for 1/10th of a second. If I do a right-click, choose properties, and click on "Open Target Location", my entire screen goes black for 2 seconds and then comes back with icons repopulating the window slowly. In fact, this is my second time composing this message, because my Edge Browser crashed the first time, because I did the "Open Target Location" during composition, just to make sure it wasn't a one time anomaly.
This inability started 2 days ago. Since then, I've tried:
1. The SFC ScanNow. Everything is Fine. 2. Running complete boot-time scans using Avast and Malwarebytes. No Viruses, Adware, etc.. 3. System Restore. Surprisingly only one Restore Point was there, and it was only 10 hours old. Not back far enough. 4. Burned the latest Windows10 ISO to DVD and Reinstalled Windows...keeping all files/settings. Four hours invested in doing this last night... made no difference.
Still can't open any Folders or "This PC". All the other right-click functions work, except for "OPEN". All other aspects of this P.C. work great, just like they did before this one major problem suddenly appeared. This shouldn't be THAT big of a deal to fix. Never had problems even remotely like this in Windows 7 or even Vista. What should I do next?
I upgraded my PC from Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) to the Windows 10 'replacement', which is Win10 Professional (64-bit). All went extremely well, no problems, the Windows 'upgrade' retained my settings, all 'mapped' network drives were there, everything was totally great. I easily accessed, created and and saved new documents to folder locations on the server with no 'hesitation' whatsoever.
HOWEVER... SUDDENLY, within the past eight to ten days, where I once had virtually 'immediate' access to shared folders on our aging Windows Server 2003, I now seem to be required to 'wait' for upwards of 8-10 seconds before folders on the server are 'accessible'. For instance: I'm setting up this year's 'fiscal year' folders for my business invoices on the server. As I attempted to create these folders, I had to 'wait' to be able to 'see' and then be able to access the 'Invoices' folder on the shared drive. Then (as I always have done) I 'right-click' within this folder to create the new folder for FY2016 and once again, it takes 8-10 seconds to be able to create this folder, but eventually this is successful. Then I created 'sub-folders' within this folder (IE: "QTR 1") with no delays..
But then in creating a sub-folder within this sub-folder (IE: 01-JAN), there's the same 8-10 second delay. Continuing on with the creation of folders through the full year, SOME are created immediately - OTHERS suffer from this same 'delay'. It is almost as if my PC must 're-negotiate' with the server - determining 'rights' (?) - I dunno, but it truly frustrates me.... I know full well that I MUST replace this old server OS, since Server 2003 is 'dead', but - well, I simply haven't taken the time. Time is money - and I don't have enough... so you know what gets 'first efforts'.
But since I have been operating like this since BEFORE Windows XP was even released (albeit, yes, on a Windows NT Server, back then) with nothing even resembling this 'hesitation' ... Why now, after this 'mandated' upgrade to Windows 10, is this 'hesitation' appearing in simply accessing what was once practically "immediate'..? The whole network is all CAT-5 'gigabit' Ethernet: both of the switches are gigabit, server connection is gigabit, my PC is gigabit, cripes even the NAS is gigabit (yet another 'storage location' on the network...) and where the NAS was 'slower' earlier, it is now 'faster' to access and store on the NAS instead of the Windows Server.
I'm running WiFi on my desktop since a couple of months but tonight(since 2 days ago) I suddenly "can't connect to this network". I live in an apartment building for students and we share a Wi-Fi connection in the house. I've asked my neighbor and her connection works.
My smartphone can connect to the network as usual, my chromecast can connect but not my PC.
I run win 10 and use an ASUS PCE-AC68 network card.
ATM I'm connected to my smartphone hotspot so it seems like there's nothing physically wrong with my equipment.
Smartphone connected to the wifi network
Full signal can't connect!?
Desktop can't connect
I think I've tried all the obvious stuff. Checking for new drivers for my ASUS card, firewall is completely off, telling Win 10 to forget the connection and rebooting, waiting... I just get that annoying message "can't connect to this network" "close"...
Here is a wireless network report(netsh wlan show wlanreport) ....
I have been using Windows Live Mail for years and have 3 email accounts synced in it. After some recent changes to my PC, the program is suddenly very slow to change between email folders. What I mean specifically is if I click on one inbox, and then click on my deleted folder, there is literally a 5 second delay before the view is switched to the new folder. This has never happened before, it normally take mere milliseconds to change between my email folders. Switching between any folders at all, even if they are empty, takes 5 seconds!!
As for the changes made to my pc, I recently was screwing around with my drive partitions and made a really stupid mistake. I accidentally created a new volume which took up my whole secondary HDD (not my OS drive, but where my emails are stored). Some quick google searching got me a free software that recovered my partitions and after a quick reboot my PC appeared to be working fine again. Except for Windows Live Mail... which when I opened had lost all my email accounts. I re-added them, and for some reason they started to download all my emails from the internet and wouldn't recognize the mail folders where all my emails are stored on my secondary hard drive.
It took over an hour to download all the emails again, which were stored in the default location on my OS drive. I normally keep them on a secondary HDD to save space on my OS SSD, so I was forced to delete all the emails on my secondary HDD where I normally keep them and then direct Windows Live Mail to move all the emails it had just downloaded to the location I just deleted my emails from.
So at the end of the day I made a really dumb mistake, fixed it, and then had to do this weird workaround solution to get my email storage working the way I am used to. All this screwing around now when I use my email it is super slow to switch between folders...
I have already tried doing a full defrag of the drive where my email is stored, as well as a repair of windows live essentials from the control panel. I have heard that addons can cause problems like this in WLM but until today I didn't even know WLM had addons. What I can do before I try reinstalling Windows Live Mail. If I do that I will have to re-download all my emails again...
I recently received the Windows 10 download on a desktop PC. The installation seemed to be going swimmingly however desktop suddenly powered off. Upon reboot, I'm stuck in a vicious failure loop. I tried to restore to no avail and tried to boot Windows 7 from a physical disk, but no matter what I try it appears my desktop PC is history. It ran Windows 7 just fine. I really wish I hadn't pushed my luck with Windows 10.
I've had windows 10 for some time now, since the upgrade from windows 7 became available.Recently I've started having some issues, the icons on the desktop don't display and many other icons won't display. I've rebuilt the icon cache.db manually around 4 times so far but it keeps damaging itself somehow. Also many of the windows features like the control panel for example won't display. Generally the disk speed seems to slowing as well, for example it can take up to 2 minutes for all of the items of a specific folder to be displayed if I route straight to it via command prompt or the file path bar. my HDD may potentially be dying.
I upgrade to Windows 10 from 7.1 today and everything seems to be working fine, but it won't display any desktop images. Trying to select one of the images in the customization screen or another image using the search option won't result in any changes. Right clicking an image and setting it as background image doesn't work also. I checked the Ease of Access options and it is set to display Windows background.
Solid color backgrounds work correctly. Slide show seems to be not available.
I have seen several threads where people want to remove this feature but in my case it is actually easier to use than scrolling down through 10 to 20 pages of programs listed by letter to get to "X" for "Xcopy+" for example. Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut one-click to access the All-Apps alphabetic 'list-by-letter' menu? If I could, i would make that my default Display option when clicking All Apps in the Start Menu.
I am running win 10 and I have lost being able to add a folder to my desktop to hold items I want to save. Like I backup my acc'tng. 2 to 3 times a week and save in a folder but now I can't create these folders. I was able to go to open space on desktop and right click and a list would come up and there was new folder add and I would click and it would at this folder then I could name it now I can't. When I go there now the list I get is View, sort by, refresh, display settings and personalize. How to add a desktop folder?
This seems to be a known issue across many Windows platforms: Vista, 7, 8, ... now in Ten.
I am not running Norton or any other malware antivirus (no threats from recent scan) other then Windows Defender. Been good so far all through WIN7 and 8.1.
The Greyed Xs (see attachment) showed up sometime after I updated to WIN10.
Files in X'd folders are accessible and none of the folders are shortcuts to other locations.
All X'd folders are on my desktop. Desktop is used for active folders, projects more or less.
I use a networked WD My Cloud Mirror (MCM) for all my files (docs, music and videos), as well as backup. (Also use Genie Timeline 14 for backup of the WD MCM, connected to MCM va USB 3.0, just in case!) No X's on these folders.
How can I revert desktop folders to their normal look, that is without greyed X's?
I have been using Windows 10 for some time now. I just lost everything on my desktop. I had numerous folders,pictures, pdfs and some music. I can still get to it by going to file manager etc. But the folders and icons do not appear on the desktop. Only those boxes with calendar email, etc,
I probably clicked something to turn it off, but I can find anywhere to turn them back on.
I just clicked the Yes to do the automatic upgrade from Windows. The system said all of my files and folders would still be here when it was done. ALL OF MY DESKTOP FOLDERS ARE GONE... This had all of my family photos in them that I had just finished preparing in my Photoshop Program that is also No Longer on the computer.
I got a new laptop today which came with Windows 10 which I've never used before, so everything's still very new to me.
I've been trying to move files off my previous laptop which runs Windows 7. I've spent a few hours collecting everything I need onto an ext. hard drive, but once I cut & paste my files onto this new laptop, nothing shows up. The destination folder is completely empty, and I made sure while the files were copying over.
Is there anywhere else they might have gone? Luckily I was able to ctrl+z to get all my files back or else they would've been gone forever. But this time all the files reappear in the ext hard drive like they were meant to, so I'm really confused. Is it a problem with Windows, or my external?
I've also noticed that the files copy over just fine if I send them bit by bit, say, about 3GB each time? But I've got 400+GB sitting around here.
Something is happening when I am using email that I can't prevent.
Messages in my Inbox are automatically getting moved and deleted, without me doing anything.
I access my email on line at netmail.verizon.net
While I am in email, looking at my inbox. I often will get a sort of pop up message. A kind of "moving cursor" appears as a pop up or overlay. It says "moving messages."
There is no option to stop or cancel this.
Sometimes the messages are being moved to my Trash folder. Other times, I can't figure out what has happened to them. They seem to disappear.
I called tech support at my email provider, Verizon. The tech support person checked everything and could not figure it out. The problem does not have anything to do with filters.
She said something in my computer -- some kind of bug-- perhaps something I downloaded, perhaps some program or app, is interfering with my email and causing this to happen. She says the problem is not one at Verizon's end and that they can’t fix it.
I am using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
I usually access the Internet via Mozilla Firefox.
Something is happening when I am using email that I can't prevent.
I am using Windows 10, and Outlook is installed on my desktop computer. However I rarely use Outlook.
I have Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
I have an email account with Verizon which I regularly use. I access Verizon email via the Internet.
Messages in my Inbox are automatically getting moved and deleted, without me doing anything, when I am on the Internet with the Verizon email open.
I access my email on line at netmail.verizon.net
While I am in email, looking at my inbox I often will get a sort of pop up message. A kind of "moving cursor" appears as a pop up or overlay. It says "moving messages."
There is no option to stop or cancel this.
The icon says “moving messages,” but there is no indication where they are being moved. Messages will automatically disappear. Which messages have disappeared is not apparent. But they are disappearing. I know this for certain.
I called Verizon tech support. The tech support person checked everything and could not figure it out. The problem does not have anything to do with filters. I turned off my automatic spam protection.
One Verizon tech support rep said perhaps something in my computer -- some kind of bug-- perhaps something I downloaded, some program or app, might be interfering with my email and causing this to happen. She said the problem is not one at Verizon's end and that they can’t fix it.
It does not seem to be the case of what she suggested as per the above paragraph, because the same problem of messages being deleted automatically – of an unwanted pop message appearing on the screen saying “moving messages” -- occurs on a different computer in our house, my wife’s laptop. The same thing will happen with respect to messages being moved and/or deleted when I am accessing Verizon email via the Internet using my wife’s laptop.
I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 over 4 days ago. After windows 10 was up, all the folders/files in my desktop were moved somewhere. I did a file search and moved them back to the desktop. I was on a general user admin account. Shortly after, I logged into my outlook account on windows 10. Could still see all the files/folders on my desktop.
But when I rebooted my pc for 1st time after upgrading to windows 10, all the desktop files/folders disappeared. File search could only find the icon links in ..../Recent folder. No physical files/folders exist for those icon links. Online MS techs had tried to look into my pc remotely but they could not find anything. One online tech suggested Office 365 could recover them since the files may be saved in Office app, but I used Office to search for the files with no success.
All other personal files/folders not saved on desktop are still OK. All was lost for the files/folders on desktop?
I don't know if it is a pure coincidence, but yesterday I tried to upload some photos from my Smartphone and this is what's happened! It is very frustrating and I have googled the problem umpteen times with various wording and tried a few of the suggestions (Windows main support page included) but the probem persists. I'm ready to either go down the very tedious route of a clean install of W7 (which I would loathe to do) or chucking my computer out the window which would be even worse!
last night my computer automatically updated itself and by morning the strangest thing had happened. My deskop was all differently organized, the wallpaper was some random windows image, the Start menu was very different as well.
Folder of documents/music, etc were empty (though the data was elsewhere). Worse: I use firefox and my passwords cache is suddenly empty, no history of yesterday's activity, basically no nothing. Is there a way to recover my passwords/bookmarks or am I failing to see something on the big picture?
On my desktop computer I have a folder and some files which have a common part of a name on both such as the name of the folder could be Folder and the files could be called Folder/file1, Folder/file2 etc. Doing a search in documents or even drilling down closer(these folders and files are about 5 levels down, if I used the name Folder, I don't find the folder or the files which had Folder as part of their name.
I cleared the search file and rebuilt the index and it still couldn't find the files.
I have a laptop which contains the same files as my desktop. I opened explorer and keyed in "Folder" and they popped right up. The only difference in the machines is that the desktop has an upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and the laptop is a Windows 10 from scratch. I have checked the search ribbon on explorer and all options and other items are identical between the two machines.
When I rebuilt the search file, I even added the drive that actually contained the Documents folder which the system is smart enough to know that the drive contained the documents folder so it removed the documents folder from the list when it added the drive. No change.
Interesting thing happened though. With all my frustrations, I restored to a C drive image from a week before to see what would happen. and immediately after the restore completed, I tried the search and it worked. So then I tried it again and it didn't work. Even drilling down the folder tree to the specific folder which contained the files so I'm looking at them while I'm keying in the search argument and it still can't find them.