4 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 4:59 AM by ApMaX
ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

An important project folder containing files and subfolders is gone, disappeared on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). An alias of such folder on the Desktop cannot find the original folder now. As said, gone!!! I just cannot believe it. How to show it again? Thanks.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,955 points)

    Have you searched for it?

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes. With both Spotlight (Shift Command F) and with EasyFind. Permissions repaired. PRAM reset (booting chime plus three extra chimes). Safe booting. Disk Utility repair found nothing. DiskWarrior fixed a volume error. I am running now Data Rescue. Latest versions of all applications used.

     

    Besides, I know where the folder should be, yet it is not there (120 MB in total). I have a Time Machine backup, but is one month old.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,055 points)

    Whew, was this on the Internal volume?

     

    Two ideas...

     

    Find Any File, hold Option key when selecting Find to Find All...

     

    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

     

    In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and go to "/volumes". (no quotes)

     

    Volumes is where an alias to your hard drive ("/" at boot) is placed at startup, and where all the "mount points" for auxiliary drives are created for you to access them. This folder is normally hidden from view.

     

    Drives with an extra 1 on the end have a side-effect of mounting a drive with the same name as the system already think exists. Try trashing the duplicates with a 1 or 2 if there are no real files in them, and reboot.

     

    If it does contain data...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2474

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It did not work. Thanks for all replies.