Help! Folder of documents vanished.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elginroots, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. elginroots macrumors newbie

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    I know, I know, I should have everything backed up. But I didn't. So what do I do? I had a folder on my desktop with many files and folders inside of it. I was rearranging and sorting all my documents, when suddenly one of the folders disappeared.

    -I searched for it by the folder name, but cannot find it.

    -I looked in the trash, it is not there. (Trash has not been emptied either.)

    -I searched for documents and files I know were inside of that folder, they do not come up in searches either.

    -I tried to look for files in the folder using recent items, but none of them had been opened up recently enough.

    What do I do? This was important. How could it just disappear into thin air? The ironic thing is, I was actually going to back stuff up after organizing my files.

    I have an iBook G4 w/ OS X 10.4.11. I've never had a problem like this before. I have not yet rebooted, because I wasn't sure if that could cause me to lose a chance to find this folder and its contents. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Boot using System disk. Open disk utility

    Repair Permissions
    Repair Disk

    If neither work, try Disk Warrior 3
     
  3. ultimateceej macrumors regular

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    In the Finer menu, click 'Go' and go to recent folders. It may still be in that menu.
     
  4. elginroots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure I know what you mean. In Finder, click "Go?" I do not see "go" as an option.

    I am going to try restarting with the disc.
     
  5. elginroots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I found it. Hm...the folder I'm looking for is not listed there, though one called NO NAME is. It says NO NAME cannot be found. I wonder if that was it?
     
  6. ultimateceej macrumors regular

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    Then you may have to do what Consultant suggested. I'm not much of a tech expert so this is as far as I can go.... sorry and good luck. :apple:
     

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