Picture appear after erase HD Macbook pro

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  1. Anubiz, May 23, 2016
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    Anubiz macrumors newbie

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    So i decided to erase de HDD on my macbook pro and reinstall yosemite, after 2 weeks of normal work, suddenly a picture appear in my trash can, an old picture from 2012 (not important) with no name only a lot of numbers in the title, so i freak out thinking that i have been hacked or something, so i erase again and reinstall yosemite, and erase the free space. Please I really need some help so i can be more calmed and stop thinking that i have been hacked, and someone stole my private files.I called the mac center and explained what happened, and they told me that they never heard something like that, but a hack thing would be very difficult. Is this a normal bug from mac computers?

    I don't use iCloud and all cloud stuff
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Do you have any external drives, or a flash drive attached? The picture might be in the trash of the external volume.
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    Might also be in your DropBox trash.
     
  3. Anubiz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont remember if that day i had one attached, but that could explain the problem. But if i did not have the external drive attached, what other thing could do that Weird thing??, thank you For the reply :)
     
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Most likely was an external drive. Might be DropBox too, or any sort of network or cloud storage.
     
  5. Anubiz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont use Any of cloud storage, do you think it could be a kind of attack ? Or something bad to steal files?
     
  6. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it. It was likely in the trash on a flash drive or external drive of some sort. If you have emptied the trash and it disappeared, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. Anubiz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much johnds.
     

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