Hello all if you can help or point me in the right direction with this issue I would be grateful. I've dealt with many computer issues by myself, and even built my own computer. But I'm shocked as to what happened over night. I was woken up by windows 10 installing something, and I simply ignored it and went back to sleep; though the installation process looked exactly like the initial windows 10 installation process when I upgraded.
When I turned on my computer this afternoon I was surprised to see that all of my settings have been reset. My internet connection doesn't work, all non-program files and other stuff that's supposed to be under my C: drive have been deleted OR hidden. I decided to search to see if some of my music was still on my computer as my music folder was appearing empty, when I did that the music folder showed all of my music again.
So, long story short: It appears that all of my non C: drive folders have been hidden from me (documents, desktop documents, pictures, downloads, you name it). When I do searches this files turn up under the search. Furthermore I cannot connect to the internet at all, I am posting this from my trusty laptop, it appears that when I try to connect to the internet all connections are hidden from me, much like my files.
Further information: My microsoft restore was disabled and all restore points appear to have been deleted. What's more interesting is that when I open CMD It shows me as being logged into a temporary account. Now, I never had any other accounts on my computer, just one, it has no passwords or anything.
I have no evidence to prove that this is a virus, however given that almost everything was a fresh install close to 5 months ago I don't think this is a hardware issue since that's when I put together the computer.
Anyway, I've never dealt with a situation like this before. I'm going to continue looking for answers, though I figured it would be a good idea to post on here just in case I can't figure it out.
Thank you to anyone who chooses to try and help me out, I greatly appreciate it.