macbook air flashing folder question mark

macbook folder with a question mark

Hello apple user’s i hope you all doing well. Today we will talk about a problem that most of the mac users face that is “macbook air flashing folder question mark” this problem is called question mark flashing on macbook in this problem user saw a flashing question mark in a folder in his laptop display while turning on the laptop and the system startup will be failed. If you are the person who is facing the issue then just follow my steps these will help you in fixing the issue just read the whole article in this article i have talked about why this problem happens and how to fix it by some easy method and in the last i have mentioned a trick which has given 100 percent result to every mac users who are frustrated in the problem.

macbook folder with a question mark

Why this happens

Well we can’t blame only one reason for the blinking folder issue there are several reasons which causes the blinking folder issue but the major reasons are those which i have mentioned below

  • macbook hard drive dead. If you ever saw problem in recovering, restoring or copying data from hard disk then you have some problem in your mac drive maybe your laptop hard drive is dead.
  • Fault in cable connection. If you have any facult in your macbook cable/wire connection or if the cables that are inside the device is loose due to some reasons then you may face the issue this is called QC problem.

How to fix it

Most of the Mac users give up on the problem “macbook folder with a question mark” but it’s not that much hard to fix it you don’t need to pay 300 – 400 dollars to fix the simple problem you can do it by your own by following some simple method if just go to apple service center then they will charge someone around 300 to 400 dollars for the simple problem. Just follow the steps i have mentioned below and they will fix your problem.

1. Let’s start with the simple one open you device with the help of screwdriver and after opening just check all the wires if any wire/cable is defective then replace it and if any wire/cable is loose then tight it.

Macbook cable connection

2. Turn off your device and take off the back of your macbook with the help of screwdriver and remove all the parts like memory,HDD etc and reassemble all the parts and turn on your device by pressing power button and you will see boom your device start’s again.

opening macbook

3. The third thing you can do is Reset NVRAM /PRAM on your Mac device.

The NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory) is a small amount of memory that is on your mac device used to store settings and the PRAM (Parameter RAM) stores some phone basic informations.

To reset NVRAM you have to do is

reset NVRAM
  1. Shutdown your device.
  2. Then turn your device on by pressing and releasing the power button of your mac device.
  3. When device is in startup process press and hold Option, Command, P, and R the four keys with your fingers.
  4. Release the keys after about 10- 20 seconds when you hear a startup sound or after the apple logo appears twice on the device.

Why you should reset NVRAM

If you are experiencing problems like

  • Startup-disk selection.
  • folder with a question mark
  • Macbook boots into the wrong startup disk.
  • Time zone issue.

If you are experiencing such type of issues on your mac device then this can be solved by reset method of NVRAM.

To reset PRAM you have to do is

Reset pram MacBook
  1. Shut down your Mac device.
  2. Then turn your device on by pressing and releasing the power button of your mac device.
  3. When the device is on startup process press and hold the following four keys together Option, Command, P, and R.
  4. Release the keys after a couple of time when you hear the startup sound appears or when the apple logo appears twice on the device.

Why you should reset pram

If you are experiencing problems like

  • Mouse scaling.
  • Caret blink time.
  • Monitor depth.
  • Serial Port Configuration and Port definition.
  • 32-bit addressing.
  • folder with a question mark.
  • RAM disk issue.
  • Double-click time.

If you are experiencing such type of issues on your mac device then this can be solved by reset method of pram.

What is the difference between NVRAM and PRAM

Well the both NVRAM and PRAM are same both used to store certain settings and the reset process of both is also too similar both can be reset by same process.

4. The fourth thing that you can do to solve the problem is reinstall macOS without losing data you can reinstall the mac os of your device without losing data this method only requires a internet connection so that you can download the macOS from apple site run the macOS Utilities. Reinstall macOS without losing data method will help you to boot your device and after the process end the folder message will be removed from your mac device.

I hope after following all the methods that i have mentioned above has helped you in solving macbook folder with a question mark problem. All the methods that i have written about are well tested by mac user’s who are frustrated in the problem and they all have received pretty good results. If you have received any kind of results by following my methods that i have mentioned than be sure to subscribe my websites. But if you have tried all methods but you are still facing the similar problem then you can contact Apple authorized service center for your issue or you can comment below the article i will definitely answer your questions and i will try my best to solve your problems.

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