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    Default Disappearing files

    I have reinstalled windows 10 version 1903 using my installation disc on my lenovo ideapad and I have a problem every time I restart my Pc..all my saved files (fotos..documents) disappear..what can I do to stop this, can anyone help

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    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    Is this a brand new fresh install after wiping all partitions or reinstalling over the original ?

    Sounds a little like you may have more than one Profile (just a guess). To check open C drive / Users. You should have only Your Profile (name), Public and the hidden Default (if hidden files are selected)

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    Brand new fresh install..under users I have three folders..
    My profile
    Public
    Temp

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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    Try taking ownership of them before you reboot:

    https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...ershippro.html
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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post

    Sounds a little like you may have more than one Profile (just a guess).
    Yes, this.
    People see the one that they get when logging in and don't realise the old one has all the stuff in it....need to move the files from the old profile.
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    Quote Originally Posted by rocco View Post
    Brand new fresh install..under users I have three folders..
    My profile
    Public
    Temp
    You may have a corrupt profile , so Win is logging you in with a temp profile , that would be why your files have 'dissapeared' (the will be in the other profiles folders)

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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    As 1101 Posted -- your main profile is Corrupted. If its booting into a Temp as listed thats because it cant boot in the the actual profile, and Temp is just that a temp.

    If this was a brand new install may pay to wipe all partitions and start again, make sure you have any data backed up first, should have done this already even before starting.

    If you want to try and fix the profile have a read of the following CAREFULLY https://www.techbout.com/fix-corrupt...ndows-10-9139/

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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    Brand new fresh install..under users I have three folders..
    My profile
    Public
    Temp
    Try to reinstall everything and leave just one profile

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    Default Re: Disappearing files

    chkdsk /f sometimes fixes this issue (if corrupt profile).
    It could be a sign of the hard drive starting to fail .
    A new install shouldn't corrupt so soon.

    Or, could be as simple as not shutting down Win10 correctly : seen that where the chap would allways force shutdown with power button , eventually corrupting the profile .
    You can also try disabling write cache on the Hard Drive & disabling Fast Start .

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