1.    22 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    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
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    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
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Folders empty


    Folders in windows.old/users/ are all empty. Upgrade just 2 days old.
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  4.    23 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,893
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by grumps 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.    23 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,707
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

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