Entire desktop folder gone -- 0 KB?! Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'OS X' started by mach1andy, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I flipped open my macbook (running 10.6.1) yesterday, went to sign in as a guest and i got the spinning pinwheel. It eventually went back to the login screen for both my username and the guest account. When I entered my username's password it took me to a "guest" looking account and all of my data was gone. The user->desktop folder showed 0Kb, iTunes, Safari, iPhoto are completely empty -- yet when i navigate to the folders under 'macintosh', I see all of the files (minus my entire desktop).

    Has this happened to anyone? Any suggestions? I tried giving her the old "APPLE + OPT + P + R" and took out the battery for a bit but to no avail. Completely puzzled & on vacation. Gnarly feeling.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #2
    A lot of users are experiencing a crashing desktop. I'm not sure if this is what your problem is, but you might try relaunching Finder.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wish it was just that... a crash. This appears to be a complete wipe of my desktop folder and all associated caches from my user account. Nobody else had this problem? I'm anomaly, playing Monopoly with a few less files?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #4
    I guess I'm confused by what you mean by 'desktop folder'. My desktop folder is always completely empty because I don't keep files on my desktop.
     

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