Files Randomly Deleted!? What the!?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hkbladelawkhk, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    Okay, this is REALLY annoying. I've had this happen 2 times now. I have a folder on my desktop that pretty much stores all of my files. I had it somehow delete itself once before. I restored it from a backup, and now, the folder is there, but ALL files in the folder and subfolders are gone. WHAT THE EFF?

    I hate to say it. I've NEVER had this happen on my PC.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It would help people assist you if you would tell us at least what Mac your are using and what revision of the OS.
  3. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    That would be helpful. Also, that is why apple made time machine, to prevent lost files.
  4. hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    iMac i7

    I have backups...thats not the point. Files should not delete randomly....
  5. SebZen macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Could be many things. To name a few:
    Bad RAM
    Failing hard drive
    Some kind of trojan/virus? (not likely)
    Someone deleting them on purpose
  6. hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    How to narrow it down though?

    I've got SMART Reporter running, and it's still verified, so I would assume it decreases the chance a lil. As for the Bad RAM, I did a hardware test, and it came back normal.


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