Windows 10: Accidentally pasted 2000 files to desktop - how to view them Solved

  1. Posts : 105
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       05 Jun 2017 #1

    Accidentally pasted 2000 files to desktop - how to view them

    I was trying to paste 2000 files to a folder on my desktop and accidentally pasted them to the desktop. I've moved the visible ones but some are offscreen. How do I find/view them to move them please? I used to know how to do this in Windows 7 but can't remember!
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       05 Jun 2017 #2


    Desktop is a folder like any other. You can see it in File Explorer, it should be easier to sort out the files there. Open File Explorer and type Desktop in its address bar.
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  3.    05 Jun 2017 #3

    navigate to (example)
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  4.    05 Jun 2017 #4

    As suggested above, you can of course paste them to where they were meant to go from the desktop folder.
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  5. Posts : 105
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       05 Jun 2017 #5

    Thanks! Sorted. The only strange thing was there was nothing extra there. I cancelled part way through so maybe I managed to move them all, but there's an icon missing still I've just reinstated it - what the heck!
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  6.    05 Jun 2017 #6

    FYI, right clicking the area where the paste was (desktop) and clicking Undo Copy or Undo Move works, provided you've done no other copy/move actions afterwards since it'll only apply to the last paste action.
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       07 Jun 2017 #7

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