Files disappearing completely
My Jpges stopped appearing on my desktop. After reading a number of forum posts I discovered they were in one of my Drop Box folders. I changed Drop Box preference setting and that fixed the problem temporarily. The machine is a 5 or 6 year old 27" imac
I bought a new 27" imac just a few weeks ago (August 2017). Jpegs started disappearing from that machine as well but for a time I was able to locate them using Spotlight Search. But then Pdf's began disappearing as well and I can't find them with search.
Now the new machine has starting shutting down without warning. It's not hot. The old machine used to get very hot but never shut down. I managed to restart it a number of times but now it's not responding.
So I started using the old machine again. But now everything has disappeared from the desktop. Everything.
If I click on System Preferences I get the iCloud menu. I have never used icloud and don't want to use it.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.