Processor 2.5GHz intel Core i5
Memory 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3
This looks scarily technical! What is Recovery HD partition? I am worried that doing this procedure may affect my computer adversely in other areas - could you reassure me please!
I was hoping that I could find the missing documents more easily without having to go through a maintenance process which does worry me-
especially if I don't automatically have back up.
If that is the only way to go then maybe I should wait until I have got a back up system in place...though I do have iCloud back up if that does the job well enough??
You can wait until you get a backup drive if you are worried but if the directory on your hard drive is corrupt (that tells the drive what files are where) that may not help much but the files you can find should be able to be backup up by simple copying. Let me know what you want to do.
I am nervous! when you say the documents can be backed up by copying there are a lot of them! I think I will wait until I can move the ones I need to dropbox and then go through the procedure you suggest.
I haven't time to do that now....
Can we speak again another time?
When you say 'if verify disk is OK then you have no worries' what does that mean in terms of finding my older documents?
Ok...thanks for your help so far and I will be back in touch!