Windows 10: Missing folders from the "User's File" folder Solved

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 pro 64
       21 May 2016 #1

    Missing folders from the "User's File" folder

    This is weird. I've just done a clean install of Win10Pro64 (as I have many times before) and I have something odd happening with the "User's File" folder icon on the desktop (put there from desktop>personalise>themes>desktop-icon-settings).

    When I open up my user files folder using this shortcut, the Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Video folders are missing:

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    The top folder shows what is displayed when I open my user folder from the desktop icon and the bottom folder shows what's in the actual folder C:\users\[name].

    The "user's files" folder is obviously some kind of system folder but I've got no idea what determines what is shown and why some of the key folders are hidden. There must be some settings which define what is shown.

    As I said this is a completely clean install. I have not seen this when I've previously installed Win10 - can anybody explain what could be happening?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by LucianH; 22 May 2016 at 04:29.
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  2.    22 May 2016 #2

    Hi, see post #20 here - same scenario - for a hint:
    Solved Use account missing some folders - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       22 May 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, see post #20 here - same scenario - for a hint:
    Solved Use account missing some folders - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
    Many thanks - that's given me the answer. I had followed the instructions in the article below to hide the irritating 6 folders from This PC and it has an obvious knock on effect (Dooh!):

    So it was all my own fault!
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  4.    22 May 2016 #4

    Great when things can be fixed without major effort. I try to leave things alone now - noted people who relocate folders - as is supported by the OS- can get themselves into a real mess, so that's another to avoid.

    Those folders get filled with folders created by installed programs as their work space, so I regard them as 'Their Documents' and use my own on another drive. Much safer. I have, however, relocated my desktop, although I keep little on it.
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