Where's my folder gone?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tumbleweed666, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Resumed iMac from sleep this morning to find a "?" on the dock where the downloads folder was. I have shifted the location of this folder about a bit, specifically to different external drives, but didn't think I"d done anything with it for a couple of days.

    How can I find out where the Mac thinks it last was or is meant to be now? Or where would I look to see at what point it vanished? My external drives are excluded from Time Machine.

    EDIT; Well, on second time of looking, it was in the trash. I could swear it wasn't when I first looked.

    Would still like to know how to backtrack and find out at what time the change was made that caused this folder's location to move.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried that but no luck, probably because spotlight doesn't seem to search in the trash unless there is a preference I need to set ?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then look through your trash. How much stuff do you have in there anyway?
     

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