macbook pro documents and downloads disappear!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by prim, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. prim macrumors newbie

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    Dec 4, 2010
    #1
    can someone please be nice enough to help me? so my macbook pro froze and i turned it off the wrong way. i held down the power button until it shutdown. then i turned it back on and when i did, my desktop background reverted to the original mac desktop background and all my documents and downloads files disappeared? i didn't rename the system and i didn't mess with any of the settings. my documents and downloads are just gone and i'm so worried! however, my memory space remains the same so i was thinking that the documents are still in there? i'm new to macs so i don't really know. does anybody know how i can get those documents and downloads back? or why this even happened?
     
  2. darknite38 macrumors regular

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    Nov 18, 2010
    #2
    Go to the top right of your mac and click on the magnifying glass

    Type in "downloads"
    Dont click on the folder yet -

    --> Click on show all
    --> Type in "downloads" again in the new window that appeared
    --> Find the folder downloads
    --> Drag to the bottom
    --> Repeat for any other item

    Please tell me if this solved your problem, or if there is something else.
     
  3. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Jan 26, 2009
    #3
    This. You could also type in the name of a file you knew was in there to see where it may have moved to.
     
  4. barmann macrumors 6502

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    Oct 25, 2010
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    Germany
    #4
    Maybe try system preferences - user and make sure you are in the right account .
     

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