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In June 2017 Apple updated its 13" MacBook Air with a newer Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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MacBook Air with jumbled up directory

A couple of months back, a friend of mine has purchased a mac air (13, 2017). Suddenly he was unable to see a drive icon when an external disk was attached in on the left side usb port and thought the port had a problem. Actually, when I looked at the system I found the directory structure was completely jumbled up. The main folders (Document, Download, Macintosh HD etc) were distributed here and there and did not even show up in the Finder. But they are all there. Would it be possible to get back the correct directory structure by reloading OSX? The user directories may be moved to different disk and reloaded into the system after directory repair. I forgot to mention the system OS is High Sierra. Any suggestion with be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

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Use Recovery Mode

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Press the Power button (the button marked with a O with a 1 through it)
  3. Immediately press the command (cloverleaf) key and R together.
  4. Make sure you're connected to the internet through Wi-Fi. ...
  5. Select Install Mac OS X, then click Continue.
  6. Wait.

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Thank you so much. I thought it that way. But wanted to have a word from an expert before going ahead with it.


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