1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 2:52 AM by softwater
Wee Pilchard Level 1 (0 points)

I had uploaded some photos onto iPhoto on the guest account for my visitors, intending to burn them on departure.


I updated my Mac with a system software update, which required reboot so I of course types in the admin username/password to do so.


I received no warning message "caution: all temporary files in guest account will be deleted if you logout" as if you logout directly from the guest account, so I had forgotten about the guest account wipe.


Just today I switched to the guest user, and was dismayed to find the files gone.


Surely there must be some way to recover these files? Can anyone help?!





MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • softwater Level 5 (5,370 points)

    They possibly still exist on the hard drive if you haven't overwritten that space already.


    Your only hope is to try a file recovery program like Data Rescue 3 or some sort like that.


    (note: the product linked to is an example of the suggested kind of software that may help you; it is not in any way my recommendation or endorsement of the product. I haven't used this product and can't comment on its effectiveness).