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Posted Oct 12, 2009 -> http://www.macrumors.com/2009/10/12/snow-leopard-bug-responsible-for-loss-of-use r-data-gaining-notice/
This could be due to a bug in how guest accounts are managed since data and settings are deleted from these accounts upon logout, but also could be from some corruption in the guest account. So far, it does not seem to be a widespread problem.
If this happens to you, immediately restore using your latest Time Machine backup (or other full system backup), and then go to the Accounts system preferences and disable log-in on the guest account.
This is why apple developed time machine......
Some information for the Bug Reporters out there, Also to see if you got the same issues as me
Updated from X.5.8 to 6.0 then to 6.1
Guest account was Activated in the 10.5.8 environment and was still activated as a log on in the 10.6 and 10.6.1
Logged on to Guest (after backing up ) and got the Same issue, Data gone
Brought back the Data tried again but could not Reproduce,
Have a mac book with not much really on it just some music and stuff that is normally on the Pro
also Followed the same upgrade path as the Above,
but instead of logging in to the Guest Logged in as a Admin account Disabled Guest Rebooted,
Logged in as Guest and logged out again
Logged in to the Admin account and all data is still there...
Im going to see if i can Reproduce in something like Parallels so im not Destroying working computer's and post my Findings in the next Few days
I encountered this exact problem on my Macbook Air quite inadvertently... after restarting the computer, I was presented with the log in screen and in a rush to log in, I accidentally clicked on the guest account... not so bad, I thought at worst I'd lost a few seconds of my time due to impatience but then when I logged back in to my own account, everything had been reset (and for a minute there I thought I'd somehow managed to get back in to the guest account)... it was only later I realised that all my data had simply vanished and I thought I'd done something terribly wrong. Fortunately all my data was backed up via Time Machine so I was able to recover everything. I've also installed Snow Leopard on my iMac and Mac Pro and looking at it now, I'm glad I never accessed the guest account on them since they hold way more precious data than my MBA does.
i have lost everything as well please please can someone help me.... and just to let you know... i have no back ups or mobile me or time machine..... so don't go there..... please say i can get the photos... i have notting itunes iphoto iworks address book mail everything gone this is really bad so much work on the imac as well please please help not sure what went wrong with it..... must have been my last up date 10.6.1
can i get whats on my iphone back on the computer i don't want to delete everything off my iphone can i save that much only 8gb so there not much on it again please help many thanks
I do back up but still lost some data and worse it corrupted some of my studio plugins which has seen me doing a lot of work just to get my studio stable again.
With a macbook it can be inconvenient doing a Time Machine back up unless you have a wireless networked drive like time capsule which does not help if your house burns down...
I use BackBlaze which is an unlimited online storage/backup site costing only 5 dollars a month
Sorry to hear you lost data - don't delete anything else on your machine as there is software that can get some or all of that data back!!!!
Data Recovery check out Data Rescue 3 for Mac by prosoftengineering.. I have used it before and it rescued all my pictures!!!
good luck and let me know if you need anything else
Not so ridiculous actually! I would go further and say Apple is turning in to Microsoft. It's silence on the issue has mean't that it protects its reputation at the potential expense of its customers. That is ridiculous!
The fact that the bug was there in the first place assures it of a place next to Vista in the chart for most ridiculous episode for a software release.
Great that you were totally backed up with TM fella but in the real world not everyone is and whilst it is easy to lambast them for not using TM or an alternative back up solution blindly defending apple was the only ridiculous thing in your post!