Directory erased, please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rinseout, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. rinseout macrumors regular

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    So I'm doing some work in Terminal and decide to rm -rf one of my directories (folders). (Not the root directory :) ) That directory had a folder inside it that I want back.

    Please tell me there is some fantastical way to recover this? As an added bonus I have since re-created a folder with the same name as the one I rm -rf'ed and done more work in it. As a super-extra bonus, I use FileVault.

    Fortunately I backed up what I want again on the weekend, but the external HD is kept in a very safe (so, inconvenient) place.

    Just wondering if there is some way of recovering this more easily than making a trip to my backup disk's location....
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Having them sent to you...? :p

    Seriously. When you rm something, then write more stuff to the disk (and since you mention FileVault I guess you logged out and let that reclaim the unused space) those things might just as well be considered gone for good.

    Sorry.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    It's really that hard to lift the tank cover off your toilet and pull the backup drive out?
     
  4. rinseout thread starter macrumors regular

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    Darnit! That's really too bad.

    I started backing up because of the neighbourhood speed freaks, but it turns out I'm the one I should have been afraid of.
     

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