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    Unhappy i did an erase / flashing folder icon with ?
    i have a late 2007 macbook(tiger) i chose not to upgrade yet for budget purposes lol

    i was getting tired of all the clutter and i decided to do an erase. i get the flashing folder icon with a question mark in it now when i boot

    i stupidly forgot to backup my itunes purchases so i think im pretty much screwed there.

    i cant find my os x install discs(tiger) so now my laptop is useless

    any help whatsoever is very much appreciated.. -_-

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    macbook tiger OS X / 1 GB RAM / 120 GB HDD / Core 2 Duo (late 2007 macbook)
    i have a windows xp desktop

    i love all OS (except vista)

    but i found my discs so i think i resolved my own problem, but about the itunes purcahses back up...nothing i can do there right?

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    You may be able to beg Apple's iTunes support to let you re-download your purchases. Check the iTunes support stie.

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    File recovery
    You might want to try Data Rescue II or FileSalvage. Both have given me a modicum of success when the other couldn't recover files.

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