Desktop Files Erase Nightly?!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gruvejet, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. gruvejet macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    Machine: MacBook with OSX 10.6.2

    One day I left my Macbook running overnight and the next day all my desktop files (except for the Mac Hardrive icon) were gone. Could not find a single file anywhere. All other folders/files not on the desktop seemed to intact.

    I Purchased a Time Capsule and hooked it up. Left computer running overnight with new desktop files and woke up to an empty desktop again. I checked Time Machine and the files disappeared around 1:00am. Thanks to time capsule/machine I was able to restore the files.

    So is there an elf out there erasing my files? Did my 4 year old secretly code a workflow to do this?

    Thanks for any assistance.
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Do you have Hazel or some other utility to clean up files?

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