2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2012 7:18 PM by thomas_r.
weihong89 Level 1 Level 1



I am a new mac user here.


I created a guest user account.


after i reboot, my downloaded file all missing or lost.


Is that anyway I can get back those files?


If anyone knew the solution please reply me ASAP.


THanks. Appreciate it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    If you activated the built-in guest account, then all files in the home folder were deleted when you logged out. There's no way to get them back, short of a full-scale recovery operation.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    As Linc points out, the guest user account does not have a long-term file store.  Any files are deleted when you log out.  That is because the guest account is meant only for temporary use by someone who is not a regular user of the machine and should not be leaving litter to clutter up the hard drive.  Don't try to use it for anything more than that in the future.


    As to file recovery, see Recovering deleted files.


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