Pictures, Files and almost everything are missing after installing the latest Windows 10 update


We can try some basic steps and see if we can recover the pictures and the documents and if that fails, we can do a system restore on the computer to an earlier point before the recent Windows 10 update was made.

Method 1: Use File History to restore all the files that have been deleted.

  • If your File History backup settings is enabled, we can easily restore your missing files using the File History backup.
  • Do this, Press the Windows key + S and type in File History.
  • Click Restore your files with File History.
  • Use the left and right arrows to go through all the different versions of your folders and files arranged by date created/ saved or you can enter the name of document or the picture you are looking for in the search box.
  • Select which file you want to restore it to its original location, and then select the Restore button.

Method 2: Do a system restore and restore it to an earlier point when the file was not deleted.

  • Click on the Windows Logo and go to Settings
  • On the Settings window, select Update & Security.
  • On the left side of the window, Click Recovery and then under Advanced startup click on Restart.
  • When the system restarts, you will enter the UEFI mode (blue colored screen)
  • In the Advanced startup screen (UEFI mode), choose Troubleshoot from the list.
  • Select Advanced Options and then click on System Restore.
  • Select the date you want your computer to restore to and remember anything saved after the date selected for restore point will be deleted.

Method 3: There are suggestions and other people saying that they found the missing documents and pictures in a different sub-folder and the files are not deleted. You can go through all the folders and subfolders in This PC to recover the missing files

Good Luck

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