Accidentally deleted some spreadsheets/project!!!how do i recover it back??!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cun0144, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Cun0144 macrumors newbie

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    im a newbie to mac osx, but is there a system restore point like on windows? i accidentally deleted my budget, some essays, resume and a lot of other important word/excel documents. I also empited it from the trash can is there anything i can do to recover these?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Maybe, but it's important that you stop using your computer right away. If not, you risk further overwriting of the files. I think your best bet is to call a data-recovery service and see how much it costs. Unless you have a recent backup of course.

    Sounds like you'll be wanting to upgrade to Leopard when it comes out. ;)

    Also, FWIW, windows system restore does not get your personal files back.

     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

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  4. Cun0144 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    holy crap theres no 1free trial? man 99$ but i guess ill have to do it...
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    There's some kind of free trial here.
     
  6. RMD68 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe waiting for Leopard would help although that might have two problems. 1) It depends on when it comes out and if you can wait that long for your files. 2) It might be possible that Leopard only backs up files from the date of installation of Leopard and not files that were deleted in prior operating systems.
     
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    This won't help a bit. The OP will have long ago overwritten the files by that point, and I imagine the bit about pre-Leopard stuff is also true. The only option at this point is a professional data recovery application or service.
     
  8. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    well finally someone who needs time machine! Its gonna be so cool! But wont it take up loadsa HD space?
     

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