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    Question Vanishing Transferred Files -HELP!
    I really need some help here.

    Problem: I restarted my Macbook Pro 2.4GHz & much to my horror I lost all of the files that I had transferred (via firewire-cable target disk mode)from my older iMac a couple of days ago. In addition, all the files on my desktop also disappeared, as well as the screensaver. The lost files include all of the songs in iTunes, all of the photos in iPhoto, my movies in my Home folder & who knows what else.

    Prior to shutting down the MBP & restarting it later, I had deleted some extraneous PowerPC apps & files that I had inadvertently transferred by Migration Assistant before I did the firewire-cable target disk mode transfer. These PowerPC apps weren't causing any problems. I just wanted to be pro-active & get rid of them before any problems occurred. I don't know if this is related to my problem or not.

    Any idea why I lost of of these files? Is there a way to restore all of my lost files? Do I have to do another firewire target disk mode transfer?

    Thank you for any help you can provide!!

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    Jul 10, 2007
    BTW, in addition, I lost all of my Mail & web browser settings. Except for the files & apps that I transferred via Migration Assistant, it appears that I'm starting from scratch. Arrgh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitjv View Post
    Any idea why I lost of of these files?
    I'm going to guess that you renamed your Home folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    I'm going to guess that you renamed your Home folder.
    You're a genius!! Problem solved. I forgot that I had renamed my home directory. I didn't think that such a simple change could create such bedlam. Thanks to you, I learned a lesson. I am indebted.

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