15 Responses to “Snow Leopard Bug Deletes All Data, Apple Enters Data Loss Competition With Microsoft”

  1. janice

    I think the problem isnt solved yet since I have the leopard 10.5.8 and all my data dissapear and I had disabled the guest account, I was navigating through mozilla and all of the sudden all my files dissapeared!!
    I gonna crazy!

  2. Yeah it happens everywhere i too faced such a problem…Incase if you lost your data really you need some good recovery tool like Stellar Phoenix Mac Recovery Software which i used when i got data loss situation..Thanks to this wonderful Mac Recovery tool..

  3. It’s a good thing I would never do a “dirty upgrade” of an OS. Wipe the drive and bring everything onto SL through migration assistant from your time machine backup and avoid the bug!

    • Goetz Gressnich

      @Joshua – Sorry to hear about your volume corruption, I know that sinking feeling. I had a faulty external FW RAID that mangled the volume on it twice to the point where Leopard wouldn’t recognize it. Alsoft’s Diskwarrior was able to recover it both times. What I liked most about it was the ability to recover (by simply copying them over in Finder; DiskWarrior “mounts” the result of it’s analysis so you can preview it) the most important files before it wrote any changes to the volume. Better safe than sorry.
      I just checked their site; they did update DW for Snow Leopard. Since I don’t know if I can post links here – just google for “DiskWarrior”, should be the first link returned.
      I’m not affiliated to Alsoft, just pretty happy with DW.

  4. I’ve been having Rosetta problems too. Apparently I can’t run Nambu or Extensis Suitcase X1 without installing or activating Rosetta. I’ve been on the road for 3 weeks and didn’t bring my install disc with me. What a hastle!

    The Rosetta situation pails in comparison to my real problem I have. I have 3 external hard drives plugged into my Mac and, one by one, upon restarting my computer, they’ve been wiped.

    My 4th drive, which I use for TimeMachine, hasn’t been affected. The other 3 are no longer recognized by my Mac. I plug them in and it says “The disc you inserted was not readable by this computer.”

    What the hell Apple!

  5. bakerjam

    This happened to me a few weeks back. Needless to say I was furious. It even got to the point of not booting up (but I think that was due to a Rosetta issue). So I popped in my SL disc and proceeded with a fresh install. Well, it finished incredibly fast (as it didn’t actually re-install SL) and everything was restored. By coincidence, I’ve recently disabled the Guest acct, and I don’t run anything that utilizes Rosetta.

  6. Scary. Not sure why this didn’t affect us—we have the configuration outlined here—but I’ll certainly be disabling and re-enabling the account, just in case!