Help! (The 3 folders I had on my desktop are gone!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ranviper, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ranviper macrumors 6502a

    ranviper

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    #1
    The 3 folders I had on my desktop are gone! I searched them using all means but the computer can't find them...I checked recently deleted items as well, and, not there. Whats wrong?!
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You didn't - by any chance - rename your home folder recently?
     
  3. ranviper thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ranviper

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    Nope. Nothing changed, all I was doing was a general restart. Thats it. No renaming or moving of anything. Or any downloading for that matter.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    And you're sure you're in the correct account? (if more than one exists)
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Did you try a reboot?
    Do you use Time Machine?
     
  6. ranviper thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ranviper

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    Hey guys, sorry I didnt reply for a while, I have been away.

    I was able to grab the files I had fortunately remembered to back up to an external drive. Still no sign of the others, but I am safe. Thanks!
     
  7. Urusai89 macrumors newbie

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    In the future, try clicking the apple menu, "Force Quit", and select "Finder" in the list. It won't quit finder, just relaunch, but that's what you want.

    I had folders suddenly vanish on me before, and doing that brought them back. Some odd glitch I guess.
     

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