Is there anyway to use the native "put back" feature to restore 11,000 items that are currently in the Trash? Files originated from many different folders throughout the OS. The "Put Back" option in the contextual menu is greyed out unless only 1 file is selected at a time. Has anyone ever tried (and succeeded) at writing something in Automator or an Applescript to batch "put back" each file individually? Or do I really have to use "command + delete" & close the opening folder 11,000 times? My friend is panicking. I've tried google searching for a repair to this issue, but I only get a bunch of posts from 2010 with people claiming that "Mac's don't put back anything from the trash. Oh wait, I guess I was wrong, it does" but then no one continues to research the issue.