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Data was deleted

112 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 10:08 AM by Linc Davis RSS
Mario.C Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 2, 2013 2:19 AM

For some reason OS X started to delete all my data! I do not know what happened. I looked in the console too look for any strange activity and I found "Removing observer for path: /Users/***/Pictures" along with other directories that started to get deleted. I first noticed my dropbox files started to get deleted. I thought I was hacked so I changed my passwords and was able to restore my data through dropbox site. All my keychain data is gone & app data has been deleted. Luckily I have back ups but what would cause this?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 3:18 AM (in response to Mario.C)

    What strange. Maybe you were hacked but I doubt it (or OS X went mad and started erasing everything from your user account)

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Mario.C)

    Those messages are caused by the third-party application "Dropbox." I don't know whether it also caused the file deletions, but OS X certainly did not.

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