File Retrieval for replaced directory?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SigmundFro, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. SigmundFro macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2006
    I made a grave error the other day... while attempting to compress a photo from iPhoto I accidentally replaced my entire desktop directory (numerous files gone, all replaced by an exported file containing a photograph... what a waste). Unfortunately, I was being hasty and didn't carefully read through the warning prompt before executing the export-file command (thinking that this would compress the file). I have no back-ups of my desktop files, but I have heard that you can retrieve files even after they have been deleted...

    Is this true?

    Thanks to anyone who responds with help!

  2. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    Yes, there are file recovery utilities available; I had to resort to [url='s Data Rescue II to salvage my iPhoto Library. I was successful, but somehow hosed my OS X install or something (issues with the store.db file, it seems). But that's for another thread.

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