this evening, suddenly whn i switched on my system which got updated to windows 10, is not showing any of my files / folders. i don know what happened. all vanished. jus google chrome , i tunes and recycle bin are on desktop. i cant find anything on it.
Well, I did something, but cannot find out what it was I dis or how to rectify it. This AM when starting Windows 10 Home, I had no icons on the desktop. Using the file explorer>desktop, they are there, so i did not delete them. Somehow I have hidden them from view. The normal app that controls the default icons does not have a hide/unhide, so I am at a loss.
I was working on an Excel file, that was saved on my desktop, I saved it, closed it and when I clicked on it (the icon file on my desktop) it simply disappeared.
I thought immediately that I deleted it or put it on another folder but I went to recycle bin and nothing was there, I searched all the folders on my desktop (and also on the computer drive) for that file and nothing.
It simply vanished. I tried using a recovery software but that software came up with nothing.
I know that his may seem very strange but this happened to me yesterday and all of the work that I was doing has to be done again .
I'm using windows 10 for quite some time now and I notice that it still has some issues to resolve but I never known any OS that made files disappear.
Well this a new one, yesterday I was downloading a movie, via Utorrent as I have done so many times before. As I do with all my films, I saved them in the directory downloads / Tv shows and films / films / movie title. As I expected, the torrent downloaded fine without any issues and I was about to get ready to watch the film when I noticed something odd. The folder containing TV shows had completely disappeared.
Additionally, I then checked the films folder, to notice all but 4 films (Including the one being downloaded) had also disappeared. I've spent the past hour researching, running malware scans (found nothing), losing the files doesn't bother me, at most, its an inconvenience. What's concerning me is how this could have happened, as mentioned above, I have ran multiple scans and found no evidence that the torrent could have been infected.
(I should point out, when I say disappeared, I mean complete gone from my system. I have checked the recycle bin, tried searching the names of movies and so on. I only have to look at my partitioned drive to see the additional 150GB of space that it now has.)
I reset the computer and got it all back and when I turned on the computer this morning the icons were missing and just the names of them were there. and on the task bar there are icons there but not the ones that fit the names they are like a dll file, then on top of that I tried to go into properties and see what was happening there and I cant do that either.
I can no longer view my desktop and the icons on my toolbar are missing (Edge, Chrome, Word, etc.). When I reboot my computer, I can see my desktop wallpaper in the background, but there are no icons/files on it, and the windows apps are up front and center, which I cannot move or minimize (Screenshot below). Even when I have windows/applications open, the icons do not appear in the toolbar. How restore my desktop and icons to the way they used to be?
I have used Windows 8 for a while and I recently updated it to Windows 10. After installing Windows 10, I downloaded a lot of files as well as played a lot of games without logging in to my Microsoft account. I only recently logged into my Microsoft account and after I restarted my PC after updating Windows 10, all files in my documents folder disappeared. All save game files, all downloads - everything completely disappeared. I tried using the Search option and I couldn't find any files from that time.
I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, and I've noticed something strange happening. When I boot up my computer, the desktop looks fine, but after a while, the little arrow overlays at the bottom left corner of the shortcut icons disappear. Sometimes, if left long enough, the overlay will be some weird picture (Instead of an arrow, it will be a batman picture, like from the shortcut to my Batman: Arkham Asylum games, or something else.) When I right-click on the desktop and hit refresh, it reverts back to normal, but I still want to know why it is doing this. My previous OS was Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. [Code]
I was transferring all my photos on my phone to a folder on my desktop, named 'Photoa'. A couple of seconds after the last photo was copied over I watched the folder suddenly disappear from the desktop. I was not performing any action at the time.
A search of the computer has failed to find it, a check of the recycle bin turned up empty and I also attempted to use 'Recurva', which didn't find a single photo (about 400 or so were copied to the missing file).
The only clues are when I search for 'Photoa' on the computer, which gives:
A broken shortcut at "C:UsersDanielAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsRecentPhotoa"
A broken internet shortcut at "file:///D:/User%2520Data/Desktop/Photoa"
I'm not sure where to start, I am quite desperate to get the folder back as I cut/pasted my pictures - I do have a backup but this problem happened seconds after transferring!
I have an HP ENVY 4 notebook PC (64-bit OS/x64-Based processor) and I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, the only issue is that my screen is black with the cursor, so if I hit CTRL + ALT + DEL and open Task Manager and then run new task Explorer.exe my desktop comes back And I can see my apps but then it goes back to black.
I have a folder that I keep on my C: drive that has my game shortcuts, whole games, and a few videos. I was going to move it to the desktop since I use it so much, but it took way too long so I just canceled the move. Now when I go to look at my C: drive to open the folder its gone and I cannot find it by searching windows..I upgraded to win 10 and if doing a restore will fix this I will just not a restore that wipes the pc... just a restore that takes it back in time. I was trying to find a restore option but it sounds like it will wipe my pc and I do not want that as I just wiped it weeks ago and dont need to again.
My desktop will no longer come up upon startup, it's just the blank wallpaper with no folders or shortcuts.
Sometimes it will reappear, and the Desktop setting Automatic Arrangement is checked, with all my files out of place.Another problem, the computer will not shut down. If I start a shutdown the screen goes blue and displays "Shutting Down" perpetually. I let it attempt to shut down all day and all night and there was still no change. (I have to flick the switch attached to the power supply at the back in order for it to turn off, I cringe every time) The start menu also doesn't work properly either, anytime I click the My Stuff tab on the search the start menu and taskbar freeze.
In the file explorer, when I right click on any file/folder windows explorer freezes.I have avast antivirus so I have done uncountable virus scans and it continues to say that malware isn't present
A friend of mine told me that upgrading to windows ten makes it way buggier than a fresh install, so I've tried many times to perform a backup(That way I could clear the hard drive, fresh install w10, and still have my files stored somewhere) but Windows backups nor file explorer will recognize my extra hard drive. I just tried to use Avast to make a rescue disc with my 500gb flash drive and it froze... like I literally just tried that while writing this and the application isn't responding... Neither will windows media creator work when i try to turn my flash drive into a bootable disc.
(P.S: I tried disabling smart shutdown in the power settings, it's already disabled and doesn't work either way)
my desktop has been acting up. My files keep being deleted from my desktop. I used Everything Search to see if the files are just being moved, and they're not. They're completely wiped out. I ran a Windows Defender and it didn't come up with anything. I can't think of any software that would be causing it.
So, this started about two or three weeks ago, but I haven't really had time to check into it. Apps (all that I have tried recently) don't see files I have on the desktop, if I need to browse to them.
Example: I scan a sheet and save as a .pdf (or .jpg, or .tif, or whatever else) to the desktop. Then I try to attach it to an email. I browse for the attachment from within the email (Windows 10 Mail or an online webmail) and the desktop is empty in the explorer window. However, if I minimize everything, all my icons, including the file I'm looking for are present. I have double checked in the explorer window that I am looking for all files, or a particular type of file. It doesn't matter.
From the desktop itself, I can click on this .pdf file and it will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, if I open Adobe Acrobat Reader and attempt to browse to the file to open it, the desktop is empty.
The same happens in Adobe Lightroom, when I want to import an image file that is located on the desktop.
It also happens when I am browsing for a file to upload to Dropbox, Box, or various other places for work or home.
This happens on all networks and it happens whether or not Windows Defender or my antivirus is active or not.
However, if these files are located elsewhere (Documents, or C:, or D:, for instance) everything works as it should, without a problem. where to start?
ASUS G750JX Windows 10 32GB RAM 256GB SSD 2TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M 3GB
I just moved to another country and forgot my extra hard drive, so I didn't back up my files before upgrading to Windows 10. The installation went fine. After the install was done, I tested out a number of programs with no problems. Satisfied, I migrated my old desktop files over (for some reason Window's decided to not migrate them on its own). Upon restarting my computer for updates, I noticed my desktop had reverted back to what Windows 10 had originally set it up has, with little more than recycle bin and a few really random programs shortcutted. Curious as to where it migrated my old desktop files, I began to search ... nothing in my old user settings desktop file ... the recently found links all display the message 'file may have been deleted or moved' ... windows search turns up nothing for any file I had on the desktop. I am closing in beyond afraid that I've lost all of the files on my desktop in some glitch or migration error.
I have a number of shortcuts on my desktop that when double-clicked respond with not finding the file using the path displayed. I have even gone to the file that the desktop points to and double-clicked it - with the same result. This has only started with W10 upgrade. However, there are other shortcuts that still work.
I was trying to move files from my SSD (C:) to my HDD (D:). I unwittingly moved the location of the desktop file to D:, and now I can't separate the two, and all of my HDD files are shown on my desktop. How do I separate the two, and get the desktop file within D:, not as the D:. Is it even possible?
I upgraded my win 7 to 10 like a month ago, and since then I have a strange problems on my (desktop) computer.
Firstly I noticed the problem with user accounts: I have 3 user accounts, and from time to time everything disappear from my desktop (icons and stuff) and seems like just rebooting works. Then I noticed that I can't view any images, as windows default "Photos" app suddenly stopped working, so my primary photo view app is automatically changed to "TWINUI" - whatever that is. And I can't change it, as the only option I can see is paint o.0 Then I wanted to go to store and see if I can get some other app for this, but now I can't even enter the store - it just doesn't responding at all, no errors, no nothing.
I have a latest win 10 build - and I'm updating it regularly .