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mctext
16th February 2009, 06:15 AM
Anyone seen this before?
The HD in my MB died and so I've reverted to using the PB while it's being fixed.
All is well except for two large folders on the desktop.
The folders open, but as soon as I start scrolling through them, they disappear!

mct

mctext
16th February 2009, 04:14 PM
Anyone?
It's driving me nuts.
(As the man said when the doctor found a steering wheel in his underpants).

mct

Brains
16th February 2009, 06:49 PM
Boot from your OSX Install DVD and launch Disk Utility. Do a 'repair disk' to fix your directory damage.

mctext
17th February 2009, 03:50 PM
Brains,

Ta as ever.
I tried that and it didn't work.
Did a similar job with Disk Warrior ... still no joy.
Luckily, I had a fairly recent SuperDuper backup of the PB G4 and cloned back.
(It only works if you boot from the external HD.)

I think the problem was that I'd used Migration Assistant and migrated my main user account from the MB -- just before its HD died.

Moral: don't migrate an account from an Intel Mac to a PPC Mac.

mct