How do I get My Documents folder back?

To restore a Documents folder using the Previous Version utility, follow these instructions:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Identify the specific folder you intend to recover.
  3. Right-click the folder, and then select Restore previous versions.
  4. Select the particular version you wish to restore.
  5. Finally, click on the Restore Button.

Why did My Documents disappear?

Files can disappear when the properties are set to “hidden” and File Explorer is not configured to show hidden files. Computer users, programs and malware can edit file properties and set them to hidden to give the illusion that the files don’t exist and prevent you from editing the files.

How do I recover My Documents folder from my hard drive?

Right-click the file or folder, and then select Restore previous versions. You’ll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder. The list will include files saved on a backup (if you’re using Windows Backup to back up your files) as well as restore points, if both types are available.

Why is my folder suddenly empty?

There could be a number of reasons for this issue, which include: Malware or virus infection – the malware hides your files and makes the folder indicate empty but still has size. Improper removal of external hard drives, memory card, USB flash drive. Damaged file system or hard drive.

How do I restore the Documents folder in Windows 10?

Restoring the Default My Documents Path Right-click My Documents (on the desktop), and then click Properties. Click Restore Default.

What happened to My Documents in Windows 10?

1] Accessing it via File Explorer Open File Explorer (earlier called Windows Explorer) by clicking on the Folder looking icon on the Taskbar. Under Quick access on the left side, there must be a folder with name Documents. Click on it, and it will show all the documents you earlier had or have saved recently.

Where did my documents go in Windows 10?

Browsing to the Documents folder in Windows Explorer

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Double-click the C: drive.
  3. In the C: drive, double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
  4. In Documents and Settings, double-click the folder for the users My Documents you want to see.
  5. In your user’s name folder open the My Documents folder.

Where did My Documents go Windows 10?

After Windows 10 upgrade, certain files might be missing from your computer, however, in most cases they are just moved to a different folder. Users report that most of their missing files and folders can be found at This PC > Local Disk (C) > Users > User Name > Documents or This PC > Local Disk (C) > Users > Public.

Does Windows 10 have My Documents folder?

What happens if I delete My Documents folder?

Deleting a folder deletes all its contents as well. You may get a dialog prompt that asks if you want to move the file to the recycling bin. If that happens, say yes. If you didn’t get a dialog prompt, the file was still sent to the Recycle Bin.