Files Randomly Deleted!? What the!?

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

  1. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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    iMac i7
    10.6.4


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

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    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

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    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.

    Odd....
     

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