Have you migrated your Mac to OS X 10.7 Lion? Don't.
jsepeta 2 years ago
I lost nearly 100 files a couple of nights ago on my Mac Book running OS X 10.71 "Lion". The files had been saved to directories created from within Logic 9.15, and completely disappeared from the drive when I looked for them in the Finder. They were nowhere to be found with the Spotlight search function, and since Lion doesn't ship on bootable media (as all its predecssors have, going back to the early 1990's with System 7), there was no way to run Disk Tools on the drive to attempt to fix whatever sectors had been written to. As a result of checking with Apple Support, which had no answers for how to recover my data, I've been forced to rebuild the laptop with OS X 10.68 Snow Leopard.
Researching this problem, I discovered that Apple knows of a bug with the Auto-Save function, which may be related to this data loss issue. However, sources seem to point to that issue only when saving to drives that are not formatted as HFS+ (the native disk format for OS X). That wasn't the case with my data loss, since my drive is only 2 months old and was formatted with HFS+ in July when I purchased it. It is possible that 10.72 will fix my issue, but since Apple has kept a fairly closed-door policy about announcing bugs and security flaws in their OS, I would not expect this to get much press attention.
Apple's move to Lion has received a great deal of attention in the media, and since it will likely be required for people to use their new iCloud service, I'm more than disappointed to be forced back to a previous version that won't be iCloud-compatible. But in over 25 years of Mac use, I have only experienced unrecoverable data loss in a couple of instances, so I thought it best to warn people of the seriousness of this current flaw.
Topic: SoftwareAnswer this Question
Ask a question
Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.
Forget illicit torrents tossed up by anonymous Russian bloggers: On Thursday, a build of the incoming Windows 8.1 update was leaked by Microsoft itself.
CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
A flaw similar to Apple's 'goto fail' bug leaves many Linux variants vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
It’s time to update that old chestnut about March weather for the digital age
A Tip of the Hat to ZDNet's Larry Dignan for his incisive look at the state of IBM's cloud strategy after the unveiling of the BlueMix open cloud platform.
Organizations can now add machine-generated data to their palate of information sources that can be aggregated and analyzed, thanks to a new connector jointly developed by Tableau Software, a provider of business intelligence software, and Splunk, which sells a log-file search engine.
When it comes to shutting down out-of-date, risky or unnecessary applications, James Gordon, vice president of technology and operations at Needham Bank, doesn't mess around.
How long will it take for the 80 percent of spend associated with legacy systems to drop to only 10 percent or even 5 percent?