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Files disappeared from Windows 10

Post by cyfaw » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:19 am

Have your desktop folders or files disappeared from Windows 10? You might lose your users files or personal documents, pictures, videos, installed programs, games, etc. This article will tell you how to recover lost data from Windows 10.

Windows 10 becomes very hot since its release. However, have you ever had the experience of suddenly losing important files in Windows 10 without knowing the exact cause? You may have opened the folder and then try to view or edit the files, only to find they disappeared. Why?
Why Files Disappeared on Windows 10?

Following are the most common situations in which you might lose your users files or personal documents, pictures, videos, installed programs, games, etc.


Windows 10 automatic upgrade or update (desktop files and installed apps are the most likely to be removed);

The virus deleted or hid personal files;

You logged in a new user account;

The hard drive is failing;

Mistakenly deleted;


Once you understand how files disappear, choose one of the following methods to recover deleted, hidden, or unknowingly lost files in Windows 10 without problems.
Three Ways to Recover Files Missing from Windows 10
1. Windows 10 automatic upgrade or update - Check the Users folder and Search different hard drive partitions for your files

After Windows 10 upgrade, certain files might be missing from your computer, however, in most cases, they are just moved to a different folder.


Users report that most on windows 10 missing files and folders can be found at This PC > Local Disk (C) > Users > User Name > Documents or This PC > Local Disk (C) > Users > Public.

After upgrading to Windows 10, your hard drive letters might change for some reason. For example, if you used to store files on your C drive, they might be moved to D:\Users\Your_username folder on any other hard drive partition. In order to locate your missing files and folder, make sure to check all hard drive partitions thoroughly.
2. Hidden personal files-- Show hidden files and folders

If your files and folders disappeared, maybe you should check for hidden files and folders. Sometimes, files and folders might appear missing, but they are actually hidden. To show hidden files and folders, do the following:


Press Windows Key + S and type File Explorer. Choose File Explorer Options from the list.

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