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Thread: HELP Macbook starts up like it was a month ago...

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    Jul 06, 2007
    HELP Macbook starts up like it was a month ago...
    Today I started up my computer and somehow it started up like it was a month ago.... meaning the way my desktop looks, I'm missing pictures since of that time, my email had to be rebuild again.... I'm missing documents. I just don't understand how this could happen?

    I know it was possible under Windows to reset to another time, is there a way in Mac too. I hope so... as now I lost some precious pictures (I did make a back up folder but ofcourse that is gone too).


  2. #2

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    Mar 11, 2004
    Run a search for a known file name so that if it still exists, you'll know where it and probably everything else ended up.

    From that, it would be easier to figure out what happened.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2007
    i did that... not

    I had deleted files (emptied trash) 3 weeks ago and mysteriously that is all back. I mean literally what I said, old files are back, new ones are gone... it reminds me of Windows... where you could set up points at where you could restart if you had a problem.

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    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2006
    my friend has the same problem
    he has a ibook tho
    and sometimes when he turns it on his desktop looks like it did when he first got it and all his files are missing but not deleted

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    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    Just out of sheer curiosity, do you have an external backup?
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    ViralPenguin's Avatar
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    Jul 06, 2007
    anyone know how he managed to boot like that?

    i kinda wish i could right now

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