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Topic: OT: Mac Users -- Important info about QuickBooks for Mac (NOT a scam)! (97 lines)
1) From: Barbara Greenspon
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This info is from a Mac tech newsletter (techtails at smalldog.com)  
and can be trusted.
Read this before downloading QuickBooks for Mac updaters!
The short of it is that an automatic update to the software  
erroneously claimed that not enough hard drive space was available for  =
installation, then proceeded to delete the user's entire desktop  
folder.  I cannot think of another instance of this happening on the  
Mac, ever, and frankly can't believe that something like that could  
happen these days.  While paranoia is unhealthy, keeping proper  
backups is simply necessary.  The desktop deletion issue with  
Quickbooks puts into focus that we must be vigilant in protecting our  =
data from mechanical failures, software errors, or human brainlessness.
And:
"It has come to our attention that a bug in a recent update to  
Quickbooks 2006 and 2007 can cause the unintended deletion of your  
Desktop folder. Please DO NOT USE QUICKBOOKS until Intuit releases a  
patch for this issue.  If you must use this program immediately, it is  =
imperative that you back up your desktop folder to an external hard  
drive and move the contents of your desktop to another location on  
your hard drive.
Whether or not youíve been affected by this issue, the latest  
developments and all details can be tracked here:http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/dosearch.aspx?kbid=1009249You may also request that Intuit contact you directly once a solid  
solution is available.
Apple tech people may be able to recover lost desktop data; if this is  =
needed, you must shut down your computer immediately (the longer itís  =
on, the less likely the chances of recovery). =
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This info is from a Mac =
tech newsletter (techtails at smalldog.com) and can be =
trusted. 
Read this before = downloading QuickBooks for Mac updaters!
The short of it is that = an automatic update to the software erroneously claimed that not enough = hard drive space was available for installation, then proceeded to = delete the user's entire desktop folder.  I cannot think of another = instance of this happening on the Mac, ever, and frankly can't believe = that something like that could happen these days.  While paranoia = is unhealthy, keeping proper backups is simply necessary.  The = desktop deletion issue with Quickbooks puts into focus that we must be = vigilant in protecting our data from mechanical failures, software = errors, or human brainlessness.

And:"It has come = to our attention that a bug in a recent update to Quickbooks 2006 and = 2007 can cause the unintended deletion of your Desktop folder. Please DO = NOT USE QUICKBOOKS until Intuit releases a patch for this issue. =  If you must use this program immediately, it is imperative that = you back up your desktop folder to an external hard drive and move the = contents of your desktop to another location on your hard = drive. Whether or not youíve been affected by this issue, the = latest developments and all details can be tracked here: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/dosearch.aspx?kbid==1009249 You may also request that Intuit contact you directly = once a solid solution is available. Apple tech people may be able = to recover lost desktop data; if this is needed, you must shut down your = computer immediately (the longer itís on, the less likely the chances = of recovery). = --Apple-Mail-2-807235234--


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