Deleted items

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by estebanoglotr, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. estebanoglotr macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way that by any chance i can recover files that i deleted permanently on my macbook, i mean, if i empty the trash, theres nothing i can do to recover files??????
     
  2. opik macrumors member

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    probably not..that's where leopard will help.
     
  3. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    I think with DiskWarrior there is a recover utility but I'm not sure as I've never tried it/used it.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, DiskWarrior or Data Rescue II are probably your best bets. In the meantime, keep the machine turned off so as not to write over the deleted files. :)
     
  5. islandgirl63 macrumors newbie

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    Panic Attack

    Let me preface by saying I'm using MAC OS 10.5.8. I had a panic attack when I realized I had trashed a folder with over 3 GB of data and had emptied the trash. The folder was on an external hard drive so time machine didn't back that up. After reading some tips here, first I immediately shut down and restarted my computer. Then I simply did a "search/find" on the start up disk (computer hard drive) for the name of the folder (which I fortunately remembered) and there it was!! I simply dragged it to the desktop and it copied the folder and its entire contents over! SAVED!
     

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