Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Deleted the desktop start folder file by accident.

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Deleted the desktop start folder file by accident.

    There was another thread about this, but the solution wasn't clearly explained. A user provided the OP with a file, and nothing was said about what to do with the file that was provided. I'm having the same problem, where I deleted the file by accident and now there is no live tile for the desktop anywhere on the start screen, not even in the All Apps category. I can't find it in the Windows Store either. What do I do? Here is a screenshot of the folder that I *think* held the original desktop file.

    Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    hi, go to start screen type in desktop ,you should get at least 3 desktop related apps as a result of the search ,right click on the one that says DESKTOP ,and choose pin to start ,should work did for me yesterday
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Deleted the desktop start folder file by accident.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
MY Own Desktop Folder Stuffs going to the Wrong folder
Windows 8.1 Dell 6006 Desktop G/Day to all:D How come all Desktop My Folder’s Stuff are now located Paths now in a Contacts Folder Download ed was a “Folder” on My Desktop and was the “Default Folder” in Firefox options >General >Save files to/ C:\Users\DazzlingDasha\Desktop\MMYY...
General Support
Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder no start menu items
I just Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder and now no item is in start menu and so search feature is useless as it won't find any app and anything was before in start menu page, so what's best way to solve it? thanks for response
General Support
Deleted user account, but user folder was not deleted.
I recently deleted a user account, and clicked yes to also delete all associated files...the user was successfully deleted, however, the user's folders/files remain, and cannot be deleted. Is it possible to associate that user's folder with a new user's login? If not, what needs to be done in order...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Accidently Deleted Desktop Folder: Windows 8.1
I accidently deleted the desktop folder that holds most things like documents, downloads, google drive, dropbox, etc. I checked the recycle bin but it's now there. I searched on C drive and, of course, it's not there. I found it or something similar in File Explorer (but with a new name I...
General Support
Deleted USERS folder, how to restore?
Hi, I'm using Win 8 with Win 7 Interface. So basically the problem is that the computer is running on win 8 and the folder 'Users' located in C: was copied to disk D: and then deleted from disk C:. Results? Now when I go to 'start' there are no 'my music' 'my documents' etc, instead of...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Deleted the desktop tile from the start screen...
Hi, By accident (:cool:), I deleted the default desktop tile (the one that shows your desktop wallpaper) from the start screen. I've tried Recuva to see if I could still recover the file, and searched the internet and the installation disk. Unfortunately, the file it is nowhere to be found... ...
General Support
Desktop Icon Deleted from Metro Start Screen
Dear All i have identically deleted Desktop icon from Win 8 Metro Screen .. how i can recover it ........

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook