Disk Warrior is the tool of choice for directory problems with the Mac.
You will consider your $100 well spent and worth every cent when it puts your directories back into order.
Also consider it a lesson, your Time Machine failed two months ago, that's when you needed it to be made functional, not "right now".
I'm freeking out about now!
I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.
Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.
How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!
Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?
I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.
I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.
tks in advance,