FILES are GONE from every Folder!!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by elnesti, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. elnesti macrumors newbie

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    I have been reading the posts here about other people having issues with files that are missing, but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have OS X 10.9.2, Yesterday I finished working on Microsoft Word and put the computer to sleep, today when I logged back in every folder was empty, and all the files (JPGs, PDFs, .doc) were gone.

    I've tried re-indexing Spotlight, turning off and back on the laptop but no luck. If anyone has an idea of what could be happening or how to recover my files, I would really appreciate the help.

    Thanks..
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    #2
    Did you make a backup or have Time Machine running?
     
  3. elnesti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, unfortunately I did not have Time Machine running....:(
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Are you certain you logged in as the correct user?
    Try restarting again, and checking to see who you're logged in as.
    If no Joy:
    Start up Terminal.
    Type ls
    (that's el ess space)
    Open your home folder, and drag your documents folder icon into Terminal.
    That should give a line that looks like:
    MyMacName:~ lucillebogan$ ls /Users/lucillebogan/Documents
    Reselect Terminal and hit return.
    What do you see?
    You should get a list of files in the folder.
     

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