Contents of Download Folder Have All Disappeared

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jvanph, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. jvanph macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am currently having trouble trying to recover the contents of my download folder. About half an hour ago, I extracted a file using BetterZip into the download folder, and it gave me an error stating that the folder for Max already exists. After that all the contents were gone. The file I was trying to unzip was a tar.bz2. It was for the application Max. I am currently using Mac OS X 106.8. I tried looking through the forum, but I had no luck finding anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    This is exactly why you need a Time Machine backup.
     
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  4. jvanph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have a Time Backup, but the closest I come to recovering the folder is last year.

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    I have looked in the Trash folder but was not able to find anything. As far as the console goes, I was not able to find anything pertaining to the download folder and the extracting.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Time Machine does constant backups. Strange yours shows only old stuff.
     
  6. jvanph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, right? I have no idea why the latest back up is from April 30, 2011. Any ideas how I would fix the back up problem?
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Try deleting the old backup and start Time Machine. It should at least start backing up normally. Mines running right now!
     

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