Repair: Videos folder missing in Windows 10

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By default, the Windows 10 Videos folder can be seen under’This PC’, but it is sometimes replaced by the’Documents’ folder. Thus, under’This PC’, you will not see a video folder, but a duplicated’Documents’ folder. See the image below for more details. On the two’Documents’ folders, one’Document’ folder contains all the content (normal files and sub-folders), while the other remains empty. If you click on the Documents icon on your desktop, you will always get the correct icon.

To solve this problem and restore the folder containing the missing videos in the File Explorer, follow the instructions below.

Check the Users folder.

a. Manual search for missing files and folders

After upgrading from Windows 10, some files may be missing on your computer, but in most cases they are only moved to a different folder. Users report that most of their missing files and folders are on this PC > Local hard disk (C) > Users > User names > Documents or on this PC > Local hard disk (C) > Users > Public.

b. Use a special file explorer.

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If the missing files and folders are not in the above path, it will be difficult for you to find them. In this case, we recommend that you use the File Finder software, which performs several searches on all active storage devices in your system. We highly recommend Copernic Desktop Search. This tool not only searches all the components of your system, but also your emails, USB sticks and external hard drives.

Show hidden files and folders

Live files are usually stored in two locations, roaming and local folders in the AppData folder (Users\[your username]\AppData\).

To open the AppData folder under Windows 10, 8 and 7:

  • Open the File Explorer/Windows Explorer
  • Type %AppData% in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Navigate to the desired folder (itinerant or local).

To permanently display all hidden folders in Windows 10 & 8:

  • Open the File Explorer/Windows Explorer
  • Click on View and select Options.
  • In the Folder Options window, select View, select Show hidden files, folders and drives, and then click OK.

Reset to default value

  1. Click on the “Start” button to access the menu.
  2. Click the File Explorer icon in the left pane of the Start menu.
  3. Type “shell:UsersFilesFolder” in the address bar, then press Enter on the keyboard.
  4. You will now see all your personal files. Right-click or touch the folder in which you want to return to the original state, and then click Properties on the menu.
  5. Click on the Location tab at the top of the dialog box, then click on the Restore by Default button, which is available where it displays the path to your folder.
  6. Click on the Apply and OK buttons at the bottom.

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