Mac Forums

Mac Forums (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/)
-   OS X - Operating System (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/)
-   -   Tiger deleting my files HELP! (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/43559-tiger-deleting-my-files-help.html)

sturgo 10-18-2006 12:22 PM

Tiger deleting my files HELP!
 
Hi,

I just did an upgrade from panther to tiger on my 12" G4 Powerbook a couple of weeks ago. This morning I noticed something wierd happening. Tonns of my files have disappeared from my hard drive. The loss of these files hasn't freed up any disk space either. It's a 60GB drive with approximately 10GB in use. But finder tells me that I've only 2GB left. Sh1te!!!

Has anybody heard of this happening before? Any ideas on how I might rectify this? Was thinking of zero-ing the free space on the drive. Thankfully everything has been backed up.

Thanks.

S

Mr Bobbins 10-18-2006 03:24 PM

If you have everything backed up I'd suggest doing a clean install and make sure the drive is formatted before installing OSX. It's in the options when installing.

sturgo 10-18-2006 05:46 PM

got it sorted thanx. i was messing around with different users & my files somehoe went awol. fixed it with a nice app called WhatSize.

Mr Bobbins 10-18-2006 08:15 PM

Yes, different users do take up extra space. I use two myself. One for work and one for internet. That way I can have the dock, games, emails and internet stuff separate to my work files. Have fun messing. :cool:


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.