desktop items disappeared !?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by achimpiri, May 5, 2013.

  1. achimpiri
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    Hello guys, please help if you can. I have MBP with mountain lion and latest updates on OSX. I was working on osiriX, it was trying to copy files from the CD but could not show the imported files on the database. I have tried it a couple of times including attempting to copy the files on to the desktop. it did not show any saved images anywhere.
    I did manage to copy the DICOM files from the CD on to the desktop eventually, , but I noticed that all my files and folders from the desktop just DISAPPEARED. I cannot find them in finder either. Verified the disk - no problems found, restarted and logged off a couple of times with no joy.
    CAN any one help finding and restoring my lost desktop items?
     
  2. satcomer
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    Click on the desktop onto the 'Finder appears in the finder menu. Click on the word 'Finder' and in the drop-down select Finder's Preferences. Make sure "Hard Disk" is checked to show things on the desktop.
     
  3. justperry
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    In the sideBar click on Desktop, then "Get Info" from the Menu Bar or Command-I, if it only shows a few KB they are likely deleted or gone, look inside the Trashcan, another thing you can do is to switch on invisible files, if that is on and there is still nothing it's gone I guess.
    If you remember a name of a file you can also use Spotligh to search for the file, use advanced search to search everywhere or download EasyFind which is easier.
     
  4. achimpiri
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    looks like the files are gone forever, so much for mac reliability. I was just praising the convenience of MBP to my wife, and within half an hour, this tragedy happens. lol.
     
  5. Nameci
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    Any OS is only as good as the user.
     
  6. justperry
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    Have to agree with you here Nameci, in all the years I have a Mac (2000+) I never ever lost one single file, he must have done something wrong, instead blames some program.
     
  7. Nameci
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    OP if you have a time machine backup you can always go back and look for it.
     

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