I'm running Windows 10 x64 and a few months ago my
Desktop folder went missing. I can see them in explorer and I can even access the files inside them but when I try to access those folders in other programs they don't exist! Some programs see the folder but can't read the files inside. All the other shell folders (documents, pictures, etc.) seem fine.
For example, here are 2 programs and what happens with them:
I had deluge setup to download into the c:\users\%username%\downloads folder but when I recently opened the application it gave me an error saying the folder could not be found. When I browse through deluge to set the folder, it is no longer there (but I can see it in explorer).
VLC can see the downloads folder but when I choose a video file from either the explorer or within VLC it tells me the file cannot be read.
I'm not sure what changed and I'm fairly certain my disks are in good condition. Any idea what would be causing this and a potential fix?