Windows 10 - restore deleted files

I used Desktop Properties - Previous Versions to find the folder I had deleted.
I Restored To another folder. All the Folders in that Folder. That was Ok.

But the contents are not there.  (BTW these were only links to pages on the internet)

I was delighted to see that Windows had kept my data (when I say the Folders) but had not kept the Files.

Could this be because the 'files' where only links (shortcuts) and therefore there is no concept of 'previous versions'?


EDIT: I reworded the question as the replies suggest my wording was not clear.
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Garfield SamuelsProject ManagerCommented:
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Garfield, I know there are tools out there that's supposed to recover deleted files. I tried EaseUS. It couldn't even find the Folders that Windows 10 found. PhotoRec is the same.

My question is - if Windows 10 can find the Folders how can I get it to find the content in those folders?
>>  how can I get it to find the content in those folders  <<   that can only be answered by MS

for recovering, i use GetDataBack - works very well, and at reasonable cost :      
it shows you for free what can be recovered - you only pay for the storage option

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hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Nobus, thanks. I tried the evaluation version of GetDataBack and I get the same result - it can see the Folders but not the content in them.

Or am I reading it incorrectly?
i cannot tell you anything, since you did not show me what the result is  - nor what option you used
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Good point nobus. I didn't read the manual. Shall get back after running it properly.
for clarity  -best post a screenshot of what you select (use snipping tool)
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
What I learned: I had not setup the Backup options on my PC. Now I have.
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