FILES are GONE from every Folder!!

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

  1. elnesti macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2014
    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.

  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Did you make a backup or have Time Machine running?
  3. elnesti thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2014
    No, unfortunately I did not have Time Machine running....:(
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    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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