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Question: After attempting to update MacBook Ait, i have a blinking file folder with a question mark. Help!M

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Taken directly from the following Apple Support article: About the screens you see when your Mac starts up


"If you see a folder with a question mark appear instead of the Apple logo, it means your Mac couldn't find a local or network-based startup disk. This can happen if the disk selected in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences isn't available. Wait a few seconds to see if your Mac is able to locate the startup disk you specified.

If you still see a question mark after waiting a few seconds, use Startup Manager to start up your Mac, then select your startup disk from System Preferences.

If a question mark appears after you install a software update, select your startup disk again using macOS Recovery."

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Nov 17, 2017 2:11 PM in response to bevdev In response to bevdev

Taken directly from the following Apple Support article: About the screens you see when your Mac starts up


"If you see a folder with a question mark appear instead of the Apple logo, it means your Mac couldn't find a local or network-based startup disk. This can happen if the disk selected in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences isn't available. Wait a few seconds to see if your Mac is able to locate the startup disk you specified.

If you still see a question mark after waiting a few seconds, use Startup Manager to start up your Mac, then select your startup disk from System Preferences.

If a question mark appears after you install a software update, select your startup disk again using macOS Recovery."

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Question: After attempting to update MacBook Ait, i have a blinking file folder with a question mark. Help!M