Windows 10: Accidentally deleted desktop folder

  1.    11 Oct 2015 #1

    Accidentally deleted desktop folder

    I have accidentally deleted my desktop folder. It is now renamed "downloads" and appears twice in file explorer under "this PC". I messed it up when I tried to make all my downloads go to the desktop. I can see it and work with it, but I want the desktop name back. I feel really dumb. Is there a way to get it back?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello Kitscho, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Using steps 3 and 5 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to restore the default locations of your Desktop and Downloads folder should be able to help.
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  3.    11 Oct 2015 #3

    Thank you for your suggestion, but that still left me with 2 download folders and no desktop folder..... If I could just rename one of the download folders as "desktop" that would make me feel better...but... alas, that does not seem to be an option...
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Oct 2015 #4

    Sometimes it may take a couple of restarts.

    Set to show hidden files to see if you may have the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop" folder, but it's just hidden.
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