Windows 10: Picture folders mysteriously disappearing

  1.    31 Jul 2017 #1

    Picture folders mysteriously disappearing

    I'm having a problem with folders in my picture files. I have one called "Art" which disappeared and I couuldn't find it anywhere. I tried file explorer to no avail. I replaced the Arts folder with an identical folder from my desktop and then suddenly a folder call "Home and Garden" disappeared. Any suggestions re how to locate these missing folders?
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  2.    31 Jul 2017 #2

    Hmm.... interesting issue.
    This may not work, but if you could try a few things, that would be cool to narrow it down a bit.

    1. Try while on your desktop holding ctrl, and scrolling your mousewheel down slowly. The icons will get smaller and perhaps they will reappear. You can set them back to the same size by scrolling up instead.

    2. Try sorting your desktop icons by rightclicking an empty space on the desktop, and clicking Sort By > Item Type
    that should make all folders first or last, all in a group.

    3. In your File Explorer click "View" at the top just above the bar that shows file path.
    click the checkbox on the right side that says "Hidden Items"

    If these don't work, I apologize, hopefully we can get this figured out. Best of luck.
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  3.    01 Aug 2017 #3

    Thanks for your kind assistance...will give it a try.
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  4.    01 Aug 2017 #4

    Hi I'm back. None of the things you suggested helped to resolve the issue. This is a very strange thing....folders just disappearing into thin air. I know they must be somewhere. Do you have any further suggestions?
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  5.    01 Aug 2017 #5

    My only other suggestion currently would be if you know the name of a file in said folder, search for it from my computer and hope it pops up, then keep in mind the folder's location. Overall, though, I'm not sure, I can't think of why this would happen, or where they would go.
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  6. pepanee's Avatar
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       03 Aug 2017 #6

    Download Everything:
    Downloads - voidtools

    It's a search app to find all files on your computer.
    After it completes loading the computer index in there, search for: Home and Garden

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