Have you ever accidentally copied mass amounts of pictures <or other files> to your desktop? I did and what a nightmare.
This afternoon I had a huge .zip file of photos within WinRar, I was extracting them into a new folder I had created on the desktop. I went through the familiar steps to extract the pictures into this new folder, BUT.... I "forgot" to expand the desktop drop down arrow to select the new folder, which resulted in all of the pictures being extracted to my desktop! <I was not laughing!>
Before I spent hours of copying and pasting, thank heavens for Google, I found a fix: I went to C:\Users\<your user name>\Desktop, and my pictures were there nice and tidy. I was able to <cut> the pictures and copy them into the new folder!
If it happens to you, a nice rescue.