I work at Backblaze.
We are getting a TON of customers reporting that when Adobe Creative Cloud updates
on the Macintosh (which it did this morning 2/11/2016) then it removes the
contents of folder /.bzvol/ which belongs to Backblaze (this folder does
not belong to Adobe Creative Cloud!!) Removing this folder disables
Backblaze. Here is an FAQ on it:
Does anybody know how to contact Adobe to ask them to PLEASE STOP
ROLLING THAT UPDATE OUT. Or possibly stop removing our software's
If you use Backblaze, you should stop installing Adobe Creative Cloud updates
until they start behaving better. They might be removing OTHER RANDOM FILES
from the file system?
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We now have videos of this happening. 100% reproducible. We are trying to get through to Adobe with the videos. Here are steps to reproduce:
1. Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud
2. Install Backblaze, notice that a folder is created at the very top of drive named .bzvol (/.bzvol/README.txt exists)
3. Install Adobe Creative Cloud -> They remove /.bzvol/README.txt at time of install (along with other files)
This is bad. Adobe really needs to fix this. They really should not be removing other program's files. Remember, this is 100% reproducible so just do not install Adobe Creative Cloud and do not install any updates.
Thanks for bringing this up, could you please help us with the log files? We would like to get more information about it, here is Adobe Creative Cloud Log Collector Tool which you may use to collect the log files.
We would appreciate your co-operation here.
What is the OS version?
You guys can create your own logs!! This is 100% reproducible in 20 seconds.
Just create ANY FOLDER AT ALL at the top (root) of your file system
called something like "/.adobe_test/" and put a file inside such as "/.adobe_test/foo.txt"
and then SIGN OUT OF Adobe Creative Cloud, then SIGN INTO Adobe Creative cloud
and Creative Cloud removed /.adobe_test/foo.txt
YOU DO NOT NEED LOGS FROM ME OR ANYBODY ELSE!!!!
This is 100% reproducible in 20 seconds, without installing Backblaze
or any other software. PLEASE PASS THIS TO AN ENGINEER AT ADOBE!!
Seriously, you guys have all the info you need.
> what is the OS version
All Macintosh OS versions. We have seen it on El Capitan and
also the previous rev. This is 100% reproducible in 20 seconds.
Here are two videos showing the problem being reproduced if you are unclear:
So I’m in the middle of finalizing a project today, Feb 11, 2016, in inDesign CC 2015, MAC OS 10.10.5, and out of the blue Creative Cloud starts updating, I get some ridiculous error message, then another one, and it shuts down inDesign. It all happened in about 10 seconds, and I didn't even have a chance to see what the error code was, and something about working offline I think. Then literally half my work file folders are gone from my hard drive, GONE! Not just the inDesign files, but all the fonts, images, text files. I don’t use or sync my files to Creative Cloud, they only reside on my hard drive so what the hell just happened! How do half my files just disappear, I wasn’t doing anything except working on a project using inDesign like I have a million times with no issues.
Can someone please explain to me what just happened. Literally lost folders of previous work projects and many major current projects that were practically finalized and now will have to try to recreate for my clients. I don’t use the cloud because of the issues and all the files were on my computer only — HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN!
I’ve read about this being an issue about a year ago, so why is it still happening now and not been fixed! I doubt I will get any kind of response, but if someone could possibly explain this to me I would really appreciate it, because this is crap especially when people are forced to use the apps this way and no longer actually purchase the software.
Thanks in advance for any response or insight into this issue at all, and if there is any chance of getting my Project Folders back, lost just a ridiculous amount of work. And yes I know about backing up files, that isn't the issue here, it's a serious issue with CC if my files can just disappear for no apparent reason. I back up files a couple times a month, but completely lost all current job folders.
I'm am seeing this same error on my Macbook Pro and my finace's Macbook Air. There is now another "Macintosh HD" listed in Backblaze settings. If I select it, I get a message saying that it will replace my original drive, which I'm assuming isn't something I want to do. I'm also using Creative Cloud so this is mostly likely the cause.
we are aware of this issue and are currently investigating to understand the root cause.
We will post more information when it becomes available.
Have we found out the cause of this? This has caused issues with my backups and I will now have to reupload a couple of terabytes of data.
Not amused Adobe... Why is your application tampering with files it doesn't own.
This is the only response / statement from Adobe ??
This is embarrassingly bad customer support, and a horribly made product update.
The statement from the Adobe rep was referenced in the Ars Technica article that I linked to above. They acknowledged the problem and said that that build of CC desktop had been pulled.
ProDesign Tools is an independent organization which has permission to post Adobe trials and software. It is not Adobe, nor am I.
However, there is now a way to "roll back" to the previous version of the software which is helpful.
No doubt the Adobe engineers are working on an update as we type.
My reply was inline to the Adobe rep's statement, not yours. I have no opinion on your company or your post.
Thanks for your efforts as 3rd parties, but we all want to understand why these things keep happening with the Adobe products we pay for.
A statement from an Adobe rep on this subject would be very welcome. CC and the CC updaters have been extremely bad for YEARS.
I'm having this problem of missing Backblaze files, as of yesterday, Feb. 11th. Please fix it!