Folders Disappeared without Me Deleting Them -- WTF !!?!!

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    Folders Disappeared without Me Deleting Them -- WTF !!?!!


    A few very important folders have disppreared from my computer without me EVER deleting them. They were on my desktop forever until I noticed recently they're not there anymore. Why the f*** is this happening?? How can I get them back??
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    First thing I'd do is right-click the desktop, choose Sort by name to assure icons are not hiding others, it is possible.
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    Berton said:
    First thing I'd do is right-click the desktop, choose Sort by name to assure icons are not hiding others, it is possible.
    I did that but nothing. What do you suggest?
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    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    Try searching for the Folders (or File names within the Folders) that you can remember, using the Search function.
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    searching for them with the search function might work .. if you really need these folders desperately, doing a system restore back to when you last had the folders might do the trick..
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    Hopefully you'll be able to find them but in this case making periodic backups with Macrium would have allowed you to retrieve them.
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    SoFine409 said:
    Hopefully you'll be able to find them but in this case making periodic backups with Macrium would have allowed you to retrieve them.
    So I got an image backup with macrium. But I dont want to back up my system just yet. Is there a way to go into the backup and just retrieve these specific files??
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    Hey yahanna,
    Right click on your macrium image > explore image. Macrium will mount the image and you should be able to retrieve what you need. When done, just right click on the mounted drive > macrium reflect > unmount image.

    btw ... In File Explorer > View > Check Hidden Items and look in c:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop, to see if maybe those folders got hidden.
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    Eagle51 said:
    Hey yahanna,
    Right click on your macrium image > explore image. Macrium will mount the image and you should be able to retrieve what you need. When done, just right click on the mounted drive > macrium reflect > unmount image.
    Heyyyy... Thnak you very much for this. It was the right answer. THANKS!!!!
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    When you say "it was the right answer" I presume you've retrieved your lost folders from the Macrium backup.

    But that still leaves unanswered the original question: How/why were the deleted in the first place?
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