AHH! Just deleted 8729 songs!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by G5Unit, Jan 5, 2007.

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    G5Unit

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    :eek: :confused: :) Can I get them back? I did it about 20 mins ago!
     
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    Deleted from where? If you deleted them from your mac then get a copy of Data Rescue II. Turn your machine off straight away though, because otherwise OSX will overwrite the deleted sections of the hard drive and you'll never get them back. Data Rescue II has a demo that will be able to show you if your data is retrievable. Good luck. :)
     
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    Well, that wasn't very clever.

    ...I'll be the first to ask: How did you manage to accidentally delete over 8,000 songs? :confused:


    This will sound stupid, but did you check your trash?



    I'll also be the first to ask, "you do have a backup, right?"
     
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    I thought that I had them on there twice, yet I didn't, so I deleted all of them.)=
     
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    If only my stupidity could have held off for MacWorld.
     
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    You're not alone. I've done it before...not as much as 8000+ songs though :D
     
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    this experience alone would market time machine if it gets to right ears.
     
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    Oh, I was assuming you hit Cmd+A in iTunes, then accidentally pressed the delete button, and then accidentally confirmed that action, which would just send those files to the trash.

    ...But I guess since you accidentally delete 8,000 songs on purpose, you delete them from the trash also. :(
     
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    So, has Data Rescue II found your files? If you haven't got it yet, then stop posting here and shut the machine down before the virtual RAM eats your tunes. :)
     
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    It's still searching 3 more hours.
     
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    But during that 3 hours will I loose everything?
     
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    Just leave the machine alone. Hopefully you'll at least get the majority back.
     
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    I just realized I'm 15 and even though I have enough money to buy this for $99, I never would. With the trial it only allows 5mb!
     
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    Sorry mate, but data recovery's just not that cheap. :(
     
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    How much would you pay someone to re-rip 8000 songs for you from your CDs?
     
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    The trial only recovers 5MBs? -sighs- :rolleyes:
     
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    Probably about that, then again, I only listened to about 500 of them.
     
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    A different perspective then. Buy the software, then charge other careless people money to recover THEIR Mac data. Could be a lucrative sideline...
     
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    Didn't you backup your computer at some point? I backup my entire computer to an external hard drive every few weeks using SuperDuper!

    Hard drives fail, so even if you don't mess up, you still risk loosing everything. Please everyone backup your computers, Time Machine should change all this.
     
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    you by chance have any of the songs on say an ipod? if you do use senuti to get them back
     
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    Wiser words have never been spoken! My iTunes library is around the 7,000 song mark -- virtually all with album cover art, many with lyrics -- and it represents a time investment of several hundred hours. Consequently I fairly obsess about backing it up. It is backed-up weekly on my 40GB iPod and monthly on my 160GB Lacie FW HD. Plus I maintain two sets of DVD-R backups of the entire library, one set stored at my parent's house just in case my place burns down. FYI, I have a Smart Playlist called "New Since Last DVD" that fills itself up with everything added since the date of the last DVD-R backup... when it approaches 4.7GB I burn that playlist to DVD and reset the date. I am likewise fanatical about backing-up my iPhoto library, as it contains many family photos that are irreplacable. Kudos to Apple, again, for making automated incremental backups so easy and intuitive with Time Machine!

    PS -- I'm not sure there is a bright side to what you did, but maybe if you DO have to re-rip all your CD's, you might want to consider going ALE or at least high-bitrate AAC.....
     
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    Nice reminder :D

    *takes MBP upstairs*
    *plugs in Firewire hard disk*
    *runs SuperDuper*
    *returns to kitchen, makes a coffee*
     

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