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OS 10.4 - Tiger deleting my files HELP!


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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.

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