How to Recover Deleted Files after Restarting Windows 10 Forced Update Now

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 13th, 2024 • 3 Min Read


Many times while working over Windows 10, users get forced updates. Due to this, forced Windows 10 update, most of the users find out that their important data or files got deleted. The biggest issue comes up when the one is not having any data backup and they search for the solution to recover lost/deleted files after restarting Windows 10.

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There are some solutions to recover deleted files after restarting windows 10 as mentioned below:

Solution 1: Find Windows 10 Deleted Data from Windows old folder

This method will only work when you are unable to get desktop files just after restarting Windows 10 machine after the update. If it deletes or even hides all your documents then, you can follow the path to restore all your deleted or lost documents:

  • Open your Windows system.
  • Then, go to C:\Windows.old\Users\Documents
  • Now, check whether the files are present in the folder or not.


Tip: Create a regular backup of your data in a way to avoid any data loss situation.

Solution 2: Restore Lost/Deleted Files from Microsoft Account

Method 1:  Sign-in with Temporary Profile

To proceed further, first, we need to check that you are signed in with a temporary profile or not for this follow the mentioned steps:

  • Go to the Settings > click on Accounts > Sync your settings.
  • If you are signed in with your temporary profile then, a message will come up at the top as shown in the image below.


After this, Windows will attach an extra account. After this, just restart your machine and log in again to get back your accounts settings and even your data back.

Method 2: Use Search Box

Choose the search box to search your lost data files by using the mentioned steps:

  • In the search box, simply enter Indexing >> choose Indexing Options.

  • Choose Advance > click on the Troubleshooting search and indexing link. Then, follow the ongoing steps in a way to get back all the lost data.

Even you can also try the given steps to get the lost data files:

  • Enter show hidden files/folders in search box >> under the hidden files/folders simply choose “Show hidden files/folders and drives.”

Once it is done then, you can search your lost data files by entering your file format.

Method 3: Re-enable Administrator Account

  • In the search box, search computer management >> choose Computer Management application.
  • Choose Local Users and Groups >> open Users folder. If the user named Administrator has a down arrow, it’s been disabled. Just enable it.

  • Click on the Administrator icon >> open properties option. Then, simply uncheck Account is disabled >> choose to Apply option.

  • Then, just log out and again log in to Windows 10 as an Administrator account.

Once it is done then, maybe you will be able to see all your lost data that was removed after Microsoft Windows 10 update.

Summing Up

Data loss is the worst situation especially when you do not have any data backup. Similar is the issue faced by most of the users due to Windows 10 forced update. After the update, data lost situations are faced by users. Therefore, we have come up with a complete solution in a way to recover lost/deleted data after restarting Windows 10.