So, I was just doing a few things and a message popped up saying I needed to restart my computer.
You computer crashed. This indicate a software bug of some sort or a hardware problem.
I did, just like any normal person would and when it came back on, EVERY. FREAKING. THING. WAS. GONE. So what the frick am I supposed to do now?!
You may want to run these "standard" fixes if the problem persists.
1) Check the amount of free space on your harddrive. You should have a several gigs free.
2) You should run disk utility
a) verify the disk
b) update your permissions.
3) Try a safe boot.
Shutdown your machine. Hold down the shift key. Poweron. Wait awhile Wait awhile while you harddrive
is being checked.
I am so P.O.d right now...
You are supposed to have a backup of your system.
You may need to invest in data recovery software. Stop using your machine's hd.
Perhaps Disk Warrior will be of some help:
"Stellar Phoenix Macintosh - Mac data recovery software, recovers data from damaged, deleted, or corrupted volumes and even from initialized disks."
They have a trial version, so I guess you can see if your data can be recovered...
"Data Rescue II is the best data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Data Rescue II works when other tools fail. Data Rescue II is also completely safe to use since it does not attempt any risky repairs to the drive while its scanning."
FileSalvage is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:
-- been accidentally deleted.
-- become unreadable due to media faults.
-- been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted.