Windows 10: Desktop contents missing after upgrade

  1.    22 May 2016 #1

    Desktop contents missing after upgrade


    After upgrading to 10, all of my previous desktop icons are missing, including folders, shortcuts, etc. Windows 10 icons are present.
    How do I restore my previous Desktop?
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  2.    22 May 2016 #2

    Hi,

    Look in the Windows.old folder as described here:-

    Restore-files-from-windows-old folder
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  3.    23 May 2016 #3

    Folders empty


    Folders in windows.old/users/ are all empty. Upgrade just 2 days old.
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  4. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       23 May 2016 #4

    grumps said: View Post
    After upgrading to 10, all of my previous desktop icons are missing, including folders, shortcuts, etc. Windows 10 icons are present.
    How do I restore my previous Desktop?
    Are you looking at an empty desktop, or are you looking at Start Menu screen ?
    What's my point ?
    I am wondering if you are actually in Tablet Mode.
    Click the Notification icon next to Time > click Tablet Mode.
    Does that bring you back to your normal desktop ?
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  5. Posts : 8,168
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       23 May 2016 #5

    If none of that works, try looking in c:\users\TEMP\desktop
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