macbook pro documents and downloads disappear!!

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

  1. prim macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2010
    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

    Nov 18, 2010
    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

    Jan 26, 2009
    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 6502a

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

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