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  1. #1
    mtq1000
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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY
    i just upgraded to 10.3.3 and all the stuff on my desktop has been delted I MEAN EVERYTHING. i had loads of music and vids let alone apps i now have to fund them all over again from different sources. What kind of update deletes whats on ur desktop let alone with out telling u it will first. IM VERY UPSET

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY

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    I just did the update and there was nothing changed with my desktop at all.

    please watch your language
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    mtq1000
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    all gone all goneeee
    its all gone i have no idea why. im gonna have to spend ages to sort this out pain in the posterior so it is.

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY

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    click on the desktop hit Apple+F and try searching for what you are missing
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    mtq1000
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    no luck with the apple F thing
    nothing i had on my desktop is on the system at all. the only thing are the logs and libraries associated with the apps like disk utility. Im really having no luck wih my first forray into the world of macs.

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY
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    Cool
    I just updated to 10.3.3 and all is well here.

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY
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    Cool
    Were you doing anything on the system while you were installing the update?

    Also have you run repair permissions after doing the update?

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    mtq1000
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    poor ickle me
    everything ges wrong on this G5 be it hardware or software, i just want it to work. Ive been struggling with it for about a month now thought i had it sorted till i upgraded. Oh well back to the begining for me. Thanks for trying to help.

  9. #9
    mtq1000
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    repair permission
    i cant repair because it delted my disk utlity ill have to run it off the disk tomorow. It got rid of everything on the desktop and since i had dragged the actual disk utility app onto the desktop it got deleted along with the rest. It installed automatically so i had iTunes on at the time.

  10. #10
    mtq1000
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    Noticed another thing its done Desktop nackard
    i cannot move things to the desktop. I am admin yet i do not have the access required to move things to the desktop. I really dont want to reformat this mac but its looking that way.

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY

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    Try these to things out

    File System Check - When booting up your computer hold down the Apple Key & the S key and it will boot into single user mode. When the text is done loading on the screen type in
    /sbin/fsck -y (if it comes up with an error do /sbin/fsck -f)
    When that is done if it fixed things then do the check again to make sure it is cleared
    When finished with that type in reboot and it will restart the computer as normal

    Resetting the PRAM: When booting, hold down Command-Shift-P-R and wait for the triple startup chimes.
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    TylerMoney
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    So far there have been no problems with the 10.3.3 update for me....

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY
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    Just curious, why did you have Disk Util on the desktop? All of the Apple installed apps need to be where they were installed or they wont get updated in a system update. If you really need it on the desktop, use an alias. Some apps can't even find their prefs if you move them from where they were installed.

    Better yet drag it to the Dock, or drag a folder of aliases to the dock and right click for a menu.

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    mac os x 10.3.3 PROBLEM ALREADY
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    hmm, sounds to me like a very simple solution. Because it sounds like a very simple problem.. or a miss understood action. You could be logged out, a lot of things could be wrong, But it sounds like its a simple one.

    arn't I helpful? sigh* sry I cant help you out more.. but before you do things drastic... wait and think.. something somethings razor anyone?

  15. #15
    StarManta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphite
    something somethings razor anyone?
    Occam's razor. The simplest solution is almost always the correct one.

    And it sounds like he does need to repair his permissions somehow.

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