Dissapearing Files!!

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  1. MikesVolta macrumors newbie

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    I purchased the Macbook 1st generation as soon as they came out. I've had minimal problem's up until this week.

    Microsoft Word files have been dissapearing from my hard drive like mad!

    I shut off my computer before transporting it, and I take exceptional care of it too!

    Has this happend to anyone else?!

    Help Please!!
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Disappearing, you say? Can you give us a little more information? Have you recently added new software, upgraded the RAM, or done anything else funky?
     
  3. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure that the default 'save' location has not changed and they are now in a different folder? That is the most likely scenario. Have you run spotlight on the name AND type? How about using a modified date search?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Typically people lose them in

    MacHD/users/your name/documents

    or

    in the Microsoft Word Templates folder.
     
  5. MikesVolta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The files were saved in the documents folder. One minute they were there, the next minute they were not. An odd thing was that in Microsoft word, the files were under the most recently reviewed area in "file". I had not opened that file recently, and it says that it had been viewed. I have not added any new software, new RAM, nothing of the ordinary.
     
  6. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone else used or had access to your Mac?
     
  7. MikesVolta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No
     
  8. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Try using Spotlight to search for those files, just in case they did accidentally get misplaced. It's worth a shot.
     
  9. MikesVolta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I searched through spolight first. I'm currently running a salvage program to see if the file is hidden somewhere.
     
  10. point665 macrumors regular

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  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Invisible :confused:

    hopefully no "dot filename dot doc"
     
  12. Chris14 macrumors regular

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    windows?

    Do you have Windows installed?
    I am having similar problems. Files disappear from my desktop, but appear once I reveal them with spotlight.

    Could windows be at fault?

    The clock is also losing time occasionally, even though it is locked to set time automatically... :(
     

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