Application disappeared

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skunk, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    #1
    My wife asked me the other day why she couldn't open a Word document on her iBook. I checked, and found that the entire Office suite had disappeared from her apps folder. Not a trace. Spotlight couldn't find anything Word-related at all. She swears she didn't move anything, and frankly, she wouldn't know how to delete an app anyway, as I haven't told her that bit.

    Nothing else has changed. Has anyone else had such randomness occur?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    One inadvertent cmd-delete at the wrong time could do that. I know I've done it before.
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

    skunk

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  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Just in case, it may be a good time to verify that disk to make sure there aren't any bigger problems lurking.
     
  5. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I agree. In the words on mad jew, try repairing permissions :p.
     
  6. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Been there, done those. I'll just put it down to random weirdness. :rolleyes:
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hopefully it's randomness. You can lose data through failing hardware or lack of free space on the boot up drive, but I know you're far too intelligent to keep anything less than 8GB free and failing hardware will give you more symptoms than just the single Office loss.

    It's most likely a user-oopsie-doo, but verify your hard disk just because it's so fun.
     

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