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  1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       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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  2. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,916
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       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. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       11 Dec 2015 #13

    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. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,569
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       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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