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Question: HELP- All my documents have disappeared

All my documents have disappeared from my hard drive and No they are not on iCloud. How can that be?

I have not used my laptop for a while but would not expect files stored on the local hard drive to suddenly disappear. Please help if you know what I can do.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 6.0.1

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Mar 16, 2018 7:21 AM in response to macmab101 In response to macmab101

See if you can find the file(s) using one of these programs. If you go Finder/View/Show Path Bar, it will show you where it is located.


EasyFind – Spotlight Replacement



Find Any File


Try re-indexing Spotlight by excluding your hard drive and then remove it.


Spotlight – Re-index


Do you have a backup you can restore from?

Mar 16, 2018 7:21 AM

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