troubleshooting Question

Lost Data

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funkymonkFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have a friend who has a used iBook and she say that suddenly ALL her data and some programs are gone.  I'm not really a Mac person, but I'm good with PCs and I poked around but couldn't find any of the data.  I did a Sherlock 2 search, but it said (after about 1/2 a second) that it couldn't find anything with "side" in it (which is a word in a lot of her document titles.

She is now only using 634 MB of her 3.4 GB drive (no idea what she was using before).  The trash is empty.

She said she rebooted because something strange was happening and when the computer came back up, there was a blinking question mark (doesn't sound good)

Any idea where her data may have gone, is there any way to recover it (programs that can recover "deleted" data) etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated



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