HELP-finder/trash wont open

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cristyn123, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Cristyn123, Feb 22, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012

    Cristyn123 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Hi, My startup disk was full, so i was deleting files. I realized I was transferring like 1000 files to my desktop, so i cancelled the process.

    Now - finder, trash, desktop items wont open. I have a constant pinwheel. I never configured time machine so i can't restore. I can't even find my application, utility or HD-when on the rare occasion i can get the pinwheel to stop. I can get on line- but airport shows no connection to try and use time machine.

    I have tried the alt/apple/P/R thing, I have forced quit and done the shift/3 chimes thing. None of it worked. I think the app/utility/Hd is deleted.

    I can log on to guest account and it works perfectly! and all the apps i am missing on my log on are there. is there a way to admin the guest page and restore my setting from there? I did verify disk and repair on the guest page, but nothing has changed.

    Is there anything I can do- short of buying an external disk drive and reinstalling. I have thousands of pics on here that i dont want to lose.

    Version 10.6.8
  2. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I misunderstood your question. I think you should be able to do a repair install with Lion and it should fix it. Aside from that I am not familiar with copying stuff from guest accounts.
  3. yongren macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011
    I agree that reinstalling Lion would be best—if you're concerned about your files, use Disk Utility to copy your whole disk image onto an external drive, and later you can browse through and take what you need.
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land

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