Lost data after signing out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Christina99, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Christina99 macrumors newbie

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    I have lost now 2 times data after shutting down the computer:
    The first time was after I made user accounts on the mac, and when I restarted the computer everything was lost and formatted, and I couldn't access certain folders anymore on the harddisc: like photo's, video's, ...
    I thought it was because of making the user accounts, so I thought it wouldn't happen anymore.
    Now, it happened again, but it didn't touch my harddisc, and I can access all my files. Except:
    -all downloads in i tunes are gone, it's blanco
    -my desktop is cleared
    -my dock is formatted to default settings
    -Mail has been formatted, all settings are gone
    -Bookmarks are gone
    -...
    The only thing that happened when I shut down the mac for the last time was that Mail didn't respond, and I couldn't shut down the computer.
    I had to 'force stop' Mail and then shut down the mac.
    It happens on other occasions, but only with Mail or Firefox.
    Mystery to me.
    Please, I don't want this to happen again, all my work is lost and I have to start over again. I only have this mac a month and it has happened 2 times.(though differently)
    How do i retrieve my data?
    Do I delete all accounts? Maybe then it won't happen anymore(because mayeb it doesn't recognise the account anymore)
    thanks
     
  2. Christina99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Help me

    So someone told me that it's probably because I renamed my user account that it makes a new account...
    Now, does someone know HOW I can retrieve my old account, with all my settings??!!
    please please please
    I need help badly
    thanks
     
  3. generik macrumors 601

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  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    How did you do this?

    What steps did you take, exactly.
     

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