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monalicia

 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2011
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I'm on Snow Leopard and I admittedly made a very sloppy move. I have a folder where I keep all my writings. I'm really shy about that and got paranoid that someone would snoop through my computer (even though I setup the screen lock), so for extra measures I dumped the folder in one of the obscure library files.

I didn't pay attention to which folder it was figuring I could just do a file search to recover the folder. Now when I use spotlight there's no trace of the folder. I've searched for individual file names and no trace of them either. I'm now in the very painstaking process of going through every library sub folder hoping to find something (no luck). Is is possible that I dumped it into a folder that "eats up" files on restart (I'm obviously not a mac expert). I ran Cocktail around the same time, but I can't remember if it was right before or right after I moved the folder. Could the folder have deleted if it cleaned out something in the libraries?

Any tips on recovery would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.
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