File listed on desktop does not show in desktop


  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393
       #1

    File listed on desktop does not show in desktop


    When I search my computer for a file, it shows up in the found list with a bunch of numbers and letters after it that mean nothing to me. When I open it and try to save it to the desktop, I'm told that it is already on the desktop. I look for it and its not there. When I click on the desktop binder and look for it there, it isn't there either.
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  2. Posts : 217
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #2

    Please post screen shots of both conditions. The Snipping Tool (in Windows Accessories) will do the job. Seeing the additional numbers and letters may help to know what is happening.
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  3. Posts : 217
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #3

    Are your system specs up to date? Your build info shows [OS: Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393] Build 14393 is Version 1607. With Windows Home, I would expect you to be on Version 1803 or 1809. Having the correct version may be useful in helping you. Type Winver in the run box.
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  4. Posts : 26,940
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    Ken Lichtsinn said:
    When I search my computer for a file, it shows up in the found list with a bunch of numbers and letters after it that mean nothing to me. When I open it and try to save it to the desktop, I'm told that it is already on the desktop. I look for it and its not there. When I click on the desktop binder and look for it there, it isn't there either.
    Right click on file and select (down at middle of menu) Open file location. Search results can be tricky sometimes about files manipulation.
    File listed on desktop does not show in desktop-image.png

    And check "View hidden files". Maybe it's hidden
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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Garyw said:
    Please post screen shots of both conditions. The Snipping Tool (in Windows Accessories) will do the job. Seeing the additional numbers and letters may help to know what is happening.
    A file, "SAVED AS" should show up here: File listed on desktop does not show in desktop-image.png It doesn't.
    This is what I get when I search in "My Computer": File listed on desktop does not show in desktop-image.png
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ken Lichtsinn said:
    When I search my computer for a file, it shows up in the found list with a bunch of numbers and letters after it that mean nothing to me. When I open it and try to save it to the desktop, I'm told that it is already on the desktop. I look for it and its not there. When I click on the desktop binder and look for it there, it isn't there either.
    I've discovered that, in order to use, "Save As" to save to the desktop, I have to make sure that "This Computer > Desktop" is showing as the destination. Otherwise it will go to some place with a whole long destination that I totally do not understand. So the mystery is solved but I don't know how to indicate that this issue is resolved. How do you do that?
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 217
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #7

    Look at the bottom of this thread.

    File listed on desktop does not show in desktop-image.png
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  8. Posts : 26,940
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #8

    Ken Lichtsinn said:
    I've discovered that, in order to use, "Save As" to save to the desktop, I have to make sure that "This Computer > Desktop" is showing as the destination. Otherwise it will go to some place with a whole long destination that I totally do not understand. So the mystery is solved but I don't know how to indicate that this issue is resolved. How do you do that?
    If you want to find out more about where the files are, right click on shortcut (in search results) and check location

    File listed on desktop does not show in desktop-image.png
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  9. Posts : 3,643
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #9

    , it shows up in the found list with a bunch of numbers and letters after it
    Try saving it as the Name of the file without the numbers. Try saving it to a different location (ie) Documents, or Downloads.
    You can save it to C:\Users\[YourUserName]\Desktop.
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