Mac Auto-Logs Out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skookie5, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. skookie5 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 30, 2009
    #1
    Please, PLEASE help me....

    So I was writing an essay for two hours straight, constant typing, and to my happiness (*sarcasm*) my Mac (15 inch MBPro, mid 2010) logs me out automatically with no warning. When I logged back in all that remained of my hard work was the first sentence of my essay.

    Once I had finished yelling various swears at my Mac, I realized I need help to figure out why this is happening.

    I say happening because this is in fact the 3rd time my mac has done this. But those times I was just on the web etc etc

    At first I googled it, and all I got back from my searching was that my computer was 'probably idle' and auto logged off. 2 problems with that theory: 1. I wasn't idle a second of that 2 hours and 2. When I checked to see if the setting was on (in security), it was not.

    Therefore, I ask you, humble MacRumor forum poster, to PLEASE help out another mac enthusiast who doesn't want to spend another 4 more hours writing an essay I will lose half way through writing.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Did you run disk utility?

    Did you check the console logs to see if any entries were made at the time of the unexpected log-off?

    Cheers
     

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