How to Recover Disappearing Desktop Folder after Updating to Ventura

Hey, I just upgraded to Ventura (13.1) and encountered the problem of all my desktop folders disappearing. I can find them in Finder, but I had difficulty transferring them to my desktop. Where are they and how to retrieve them?

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Finley· Answered on Jan 04, 2024

It is always recommended to make a backup of your files or create a system image before you update your macOS to prevent data loss, because you may lose your important data due to the false operation that deletes items on Mac. But you don’t have to panic as well, for you are highly likely to recover your data if you haven’t made any changes to your lost files or folders. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a great helper that can recover disappearing desktop folder after updating to Ventura. It can also restore Mac desktop files and drive icons.

Here are the steps needed:

Step 1. Click the button above to download the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and open it. Now, choose the disk where your lost folder is. CLick “Search for lost files” to start scanning.

Step 2. This data recovery solution will start the scanning itself on your Ventura. When the scanning completes, you can filter the lost files by their Format or Path.

Step 3. Now, you can preview the file by double-clicking the recovered files. Then, you need to click “Recover” to restore your data to another place. You can choose the desktop as the target location to see them on your desktop.

You can also retrieve the lost folder from iCloud, Time Machine backup, or the Trash. But if you forget to enable any of them, use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

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