Big ? on one of my folders.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 420benz, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    Folder contains Excel Worksheets and it says cant find it.I opened Excel and found them but they are empty folders. How can i get them back.
     
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  3. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    ok - were the folders on an external drive of some sort? If so, plug the device back in (unplug it first if you have to).

    If they were on your internal hard drive, try running disk utility and checking repairs and permissions on that drive

    Alternatively, restore from backup. You do have a backup?
     
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    420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you need to be awair that i am a techno idiot.
    My backup is My Passport. I went to finder clicked on My Passport an jus dates came up without names. The name on the folder is Privite keep out and it is not in finder or the trash.it just dissapered.
     
  5. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    Suspect that online is not going to be your best option for getting this fixed. See if you can get an appointment at an Apple store or find a local expert who can actually look at your system.
     
  6. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What backup system do you guys use? I am using Time Machine.
     
  7. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    Carbon Copy Cloner and an external USB 3.0 hard disk drive.

    I also run Time Machine to an Apple TimeCapsule . . . . but I do not depend upon Time Machine, I use CCC when a need arises.

    There is a free software title called SuperDuper. I've never used it or poked around in it.

    Then there is always copy and paste. :eek:
     
  8. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried navigating backwards in time with Time Machine? Your files should be there depending I guess on how long you've been running it.

    I have had very good experience with Time Machine including a full restore of my files when upgrading to a new iMac, bringing everything I had on the old iMac to it.
     
  9. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just checked TM and i dont think it was ever set up.I will Google TM set up and see if i can find the file.
     

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