Windows 10: Lost files and folders on desktop after windows 10 upgrade

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  1.    28 Nov 2015 #11

    Do you guys think Microsoft will make a fix that somehow just reveals all the desktop files? I'm more of a mac user so I was wondering like in the past with you guys using Windows 8 or 10 if they release a weird update or somethign that does this do they find a way to reverse the effects?
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       28 Nov 2015 #12

    the weird thing about this issue is ,files should never be kept on the desktop ,they should always be in folders on the root of C:\
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  3.    11 Dec 2015 #13

    @Palisades
    the exact thing happened to me the last couple days. You're the first person that I've heard to describe my experience exactly! Did you ever figure anything out about it? My files aren't in the usual directories that everyone keeps saying to look in, I've tried both Shadow Explorer and Locate 32 to no avail. There are so many directories in Shadow explorer that it's possible I missed something but I sure looked a long time. The only reason I still have hope that they did briefly appear after the upgrade but after a reboot they were gone for good. Sure wish someone could get a fix for this, as there's ten years of lost work and pictures on there...
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  4.    11 Dec 2015 #14

    "Apparently, when you upgrade to win10 the first time if you don't log into your own account, but a TEMP user account, that is, conveniently, deleted upon the next reboot. Wish I'd known that beforehand. But I was able to recover my lost files by using the Shadow Explorer app. If it's not too late and the shadow copies of your files have not yet been overwritten you can find them under c:\users\TEMP\desktop and recover them.
    I sincerely hope this helps anyone and Microsoft fixes this issue soon."

    This does seem a fairly rational explanation of how it's done- unfortunately. I merely quote it.
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  5.    26 Mar 2017 #15

    i've just registered to say thank you!!!


    dalchina said: View Post
    "Apparently, when you upgrade to win10 the first time if you don't log into your own account, but a TEMP user account, that is, conveniently, deleted upon the next reboot. Wish I'd known that beforehand. But I was able to recover my lost files by using the Shadow Explorer app. If it's not too late and the shadow copies of your files have not yet been overwritten you can find them under c:\users\TEMP\desktop and recover them.
    I sincerely hope this helps anyone and Microsoft fixes this issue soon."

    This does seem a fairly rational explanation of how it's done- unfortunately. I merely quote it.
    Lost Desktop Files - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
    I were having the same problem and important documents were missing!
    thank you for taking the time to write down this important information!
    i've learnt my lesson - the documents are now on the cloud..
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