files dissapearing from desktop!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RustBuckle, May 5, 2007.

  1. RustBuckle macrumors newbie

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    I've had files on my desktop that have disappeared today apon booting up my macbook. Anyone have any ideas what this may be? Possibly hard-drive troubles that i should look into?

    Cheers!
     
  2. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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  3. RustBuckle thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    Spotlight them and see where they now are living. Might give you a clue as to how they got there. Fortunately, 'missing files' are usually 'misplaced'. Even Windows does not whack files for no reason.
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    It does if you get a virus... at least that happened to me.
     
  6. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Do you use boot camp? Due to differences between the way time is handled between OS X and Windows, Finder doesn't show files on the desktop that were created in the future, and Finder seems to keep track of time itself and doesn't update until it's restarted. If you log in to quickly after rebooting from Windows, Finder picks up the time before the system time is updated by the time server.
     

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