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News Mac 'Snow Leopard' bug eats user files

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. I feel sorry for those who suffered this. It's almost as bad as when my iPod Video got stollen, and all the data in it with it.
     
  3. p3n

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    Might upgrade next month, just aswell time machine is fool-proof :)
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    So much for the urban myth that MS makes flawed rubbish while Apple makes perfect products.
     
  5. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    They always have these weird problems with each release.
     
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    Thats got to hurt if you haven't got a backup. Still, as mentioned in the article, it's funny that the account which is supposed to safe guard your data eats it.
     
  7. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    Hi im a MAC and delete myself. EPIC FAIL for apple
     
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    I thought they 'just worked'
     
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    like any good American agent it eats the files rather than let them fall into enemy hands.
    is Mac now a branch of the CIA ?
     
  10. Kyocera

    Kyocera The Garden of Evil

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    There is nothing better and more luxurious than Steve Apple.
     
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    You know Mac's own time machine feature? I wonder if this would erase your backups there as well? That would suck so hard.
     
  12. EvilRusk

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    Hey that's quite a neat feature! I bet MS couldn't make something to delete your files that well!
     
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    <soapbox> ... fkkkk ... </endsoapbox>
     
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    +1
     
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    My guess is that they could still get something off their drives using Phoenix Data recovery software. I've used that a couple of times and it pulls stuff up that have been long gone. Only way it doesn't is if I run DBAM or Eraser with multiple passes of psudorandom data.
     
  16. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Well yeah, the first go with each release is their beta.

    +1
     
  17. frojoe

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    More reason to always back up... always.
     
  18. eternum

    eternum *blam* shotgun fanhole

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    Just... classic.

    Hey Mac, you might want to adjust your smug - it seems to be slipping.
     
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  19. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Always backup. That's the lesson here. Whatever your OS it doesn't matter.

    It is a nice little jab in the guts for the "Mac, it just works" fanboys. Nothing ever "just works".
     
  20. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    This is how Snow Leopard reclaims 6-7GB of your hard drive space.
     
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