Missing .dmg file

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mesopotato, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. mesopotato macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm new to the forums :)

    I have this .dmg file that I have since OS X 10.6. It is a somewhat huge file that is encrypted, and contains... "files". And since this encrypted .dmg file contains sensitive "files", I have placed the said .dmg file strategically in /System/Library. Up until OS X 10.10, I never had trouble accessing the .dmg file. It was when I upgraded to 10.11 that I noticed that when I accessed the said location, the .dmg file wasn't there. I know that it has not been deleted, since there has been no significant increase in my storage space (the file is 10gb+ big), so I think the file is just transferred somewhere else.

    Any ideas where it might have ended up in? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :)
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I would consider re-locating the file to somewhere else in the future...
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    What Fishrrman said. /System should be thought as Apple's sandbox, and no expectations of anything being preserved there. Add in SIP, yeah, not surprised it's gone.

    If you have a TimeMachine back-up, might be able to recover from there.
     
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    SIP should move anything that shouldn't be where it is to /Library/SystemMigration/History/Migration-(some UUID)/QuarantineRoot/
     
  5. mesopotato thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found it. MultiFinder17 was right, it was in the SystemMigration folder. Thank you MultiFinder17, you've been of great help. Thanks to Fishrrman and to NoBoMac as well for your contributions :)
     

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