Stolen laptop found with Prey, folder hierarchies empty

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Amor de Papel, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Amor de Papel macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
    Prey worked perfectly to get the cops to go to the thief's house!

    My Macbook Air OS X Lion is safe now. All the programs I installed are still there, and my folders are still exactly in the same positions. Even the subfolder in a folder I named my ebooks is still in the same position at the bottom of the finder window. The folders are untouched but anything that is a file is gone. It doesnt seem to be a reformat because my programs that are meant to run (BOINC) in the background still start up and the folders would be gone.

    How is this possible? Is it possibly a feature of Prey that I have misread? I cannot find it.

    Even my Dropbox was made empty and my wallpaper was blank because the image file was gone. Desktop empty too.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    This Could Be Due

    To the thief scanning your keychain and the machine for bank account details, address files etc. If you haven't done so already, I would inform your bank, and change all your passwords.

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