Adobe Creative Cloud Update Bug Deletes Folders in Mac Root Directory

A Creative Cloud update that was recently released by Adobe has been deleting Mac users’ files without warning, reports Ars Technica. The 3.5.0.206 update, now pulled by Adobe, deleted the contents of the first folder listed alphabetically in a Mac’s root directory. Files were deleted after the update was installed and users logged into the Adobe service.

The bug has affected customers in different ways depending on the content that was listed first in the directory. Many customers who use backup service Backblaze had problems with the service because a hidden root folder called .bzvol was the file that was listed first and subsequently deleted. Backblaze made a video demonstrating the issue:

As Ars Technica points out, many Mac users’ first folder is .DocumentRevisions-V100, which is used by the Mac’s autosave feature and can cause problems if deleted.

The Adobe bug could also have dire consequences for users who have important folders with spaces in them, since those also assume a top alphabetically sorted spot on the Mac hard drive (which by default is labeled Macintosh HD).

An Adobe spokesperson said the company is investigating the issue and has pulled the distribution of the update until the problem is fixed. Creative Cloud users should avoid updating until a clear fix is provided by Adobe, and as an extra layer of precaution, a fake folder with a name that will place it in the top spot in the root directory may also help users avoid issues.

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Apple Obsoletes Select Early 2008 to Late 2009 Macs

Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with various older products that have not been manufactured for at least five years, including select Macs manufactured between early 2008 and late 2009, the second-generation Time Capsule and the 32GB original iPod touch.

Apple products on the vintage and obsolete list are no longer eligible for hardware service, with a few exceptions. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago, while obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago.

Only the new additions are reflected below.

Macintosh products vintage in the U.S. and Turkey and obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)

MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd generation)

Macintosh products obsolete in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America

Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI, Early 2007)

Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI)

MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)

Time Capsule 802.11n (1st generation)

iPod products obsolete in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America

iPod touch with Jan SW UPG 32GB
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How to get Hey Siri-style dictation on your Mac

If you’ve called out, “Hey Siri” to your iPhone before, you know the joy of this Star Trek-style technology. You don’t even need to hold the Home button down. Sure, your iPhone needs to be plugged in, but it’s a pretty neat party trick. Excitingly, you can do something similar on your Mac: activating dictation […]

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Andy Warhol’s classic Macintosh ad can be yours for $600,000

Old Apple computers are no stranger to Sotheby’s, but next week a different piece of Apple history is hitting the auction block, only this high-priced collectors item was created by Andy Warhol instead of Steve Jobs. Warhol’s acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas painting of the classic Apple logo is going up for auction and […]

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Classic Andy Warhol ‘Macintosh’ Painting Could Fetch $600,000 at Auction

Sotheby’s will soon be auctioning a contemporary Macintosh painting by the late Andy Warhol, a successful artist known for his paintings of iconic American objects like Coca-Cola and Campbell’s Soup and celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

The acrylic and silkscreen canvas painting is part of Warhol’s „Ads“ suite from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh launched. The painting, which features Apple’s old rainbow logo sandwiched between the words Apple and Macintosh, is estimated to receive between $400,000 and $600,000 U.S. at auction.

„We went into Sean [John Lennon’s son]’s bedroom–and there was a kid there setting up the Apple computer that Sean had gotten as a present, the Macintosh model. I said that once some man had been calling me a lot wanting to give me one, but that I’d never called him back or something, and then the kid looked up and said, ‘Yeah, that was me. I’m Steve Jobs.’ And he looked so young, like a college guy. And he told me that he would still send me one now. And then he gave me a lesson on drawing with it. It only comes in black and white now, but they’ll make it soon in color…I felt so old and out of it with this young whiz guy right there who helped invent it.“ — Andy Warhol

The starting bid for the Macintosh painting will be $280,000 U.S. when the eBay auction starts on November 12 at 9:30 AM Eastern. The painting is in very good condition overall based on the Sotheby’s report, with only light wear and handling along the edges, minor hairline craquelure, possible retouching and a few other blemishes.

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Macs make life easier at IBM

You might not think of IBM as a Mac-friendly place to work, but Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace-as-a-Service at IBM might beg to differ. Previn used to think like you do: that Apple PCs are more expensive, they’re challenging to support, and require a ton of re-training for help desk staff (who serve a 50,000 […]

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Steve Jobs movie rakes in cash during limited opening weekend

Just like the original Macintosh or iPhone, the Steve Jobs movie is racking up favorable reviews among a few early adopters — en route to (hopefully) taking over the world. After its limited opening weekend, it’s definitely off to a strong start. The $30 million movie played in limited release over the weekend, bringing in a total of $521,000. That […]

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