HELP!!! I Accidentally deleted my debate cases, but there might be hope..someone help

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by neilspeedy, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. neilspeedy macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2002
    Okay, i accidently deleted all me debate cases but then i did a hard drive search and found this file...

    "Debate File.dplmageCache"

    I can't seem to open it since there is no association...

    Is there any way to recover those files???

    This is urgent, i have a tournament in 2 days!


  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Hey, you should have posted this thread in the mac help/questions section :rolleyes:
  3. neilspeedy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2002
    ok FINE, i made a mistake...
    get over it and PLEASE help me here...

    how do i recover the file?
  4. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002

    What program were you writing the paper in? MS Word?

    If so, try dragging that file to the Desktop and changing the file extension to .doc instead of .dpImageCache and then double-click on it. It is worth a try. :) :rolleyes:
  5. agreenster macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2001
    Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Better Solution?

    Try Norton Utilities. If you dont know already, its software that can recover data that was deleted, among other things. I dont know if it is available for OSX, but I know it is for OS9. Either way, your daya can be recovered.
  6. neilspeedy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2002
    That file was actually a folder containing all my documents. Actually I got Norton Utlities and runned Unerase. But in where it says "Drive to scan", the box is empty and there is no way to scan it.
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Thing is, Unerase needs to be installed before the file is can't recover things that were trashed before it was installed.

    If money is no object, you can take the drive to a data recovery specialist and pay a lot to get the data back...other than're stuck.
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    What kind of debate do you do? If you do Value Debate you can easily rewrite the cases in 2 days :p
  9. neilspeedy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2002
    yea, it's called Lincoln Douglas debate

    but the prob is, my cases were GOOD!!!

    argggh, it's gonna be hard to reconstruct the syllogisms.

    what's the point of the cache file then?
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    If you threw away both the paper copies and the electronic ones, before installing unerase, you sure were being thorough.

    Even though you've deleted it, the file is still on the drive. Only the link to the start of the file has been removed from the file catalog - until it's overwritten by the next file needing free space.

    And no, I don't know what programs are available to read all sectors on the drive. If the drive is relatively unfragmented, the file may be in one piece.

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