I Screwed Up - Please Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mileslong, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. mileslong macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    #1
    i somehow dragged my Movies folder out to the desktop. i then noticed that i had one complete folder on the desktop while the original was still in the finder window as well. both had duplicate content, i deleted the folder on the desktop and flushed the contents from trash, then i noticed that the fodler was also gone from finder! now all of my movies are gone! :(

    i doubt that there is any way to retrieve them again but i would at lease like to create another movies folder in the finder. could anyone please help with this?

    thanks

    signed - dumbass
     

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  2. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    #2
    go into HDD
    USERS
    your name
    then MOVIES will be there - drag it back onto the finder window
     
  3. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

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    #3
    Well, you COULD try soemthing like DATA RESCUE X, but, my friend, this is why your movie folder resides where it is. Next time, I advise creating an alias on your desktop (though I'm sure you've already learned that lesson.)

    Sorry to hear, but that's about the best advice I can think of.
     
  4. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    liketom, i went there but the folder is missing from there as well. is there anyway to create another one in the finder window? thanks for the replies guys
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    #5
    are you running tiger ? if so spotlight it and see what folders come up
     
  6. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    try spotlighting some of the movie folders contents to see if you can get any of your movies back ,

    but looks like your outta luck my friend:(
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #8
    The simplest way is to create a new folder in your user folder, name it Movies, and drag it to the sidebar.

    If you want the cool icon, create a new user account (System Preferences...->Accounts), go there, and drag that Movies folder to somewhere shared, then open it from your account, get info, select the icon, copy it (⌘-C), select your plain Movies folder, get info, select the plain icon, and paste the better icon.
     
  9. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    thanks again guys, i figured out how to create a new folder, rather simple acutally but i cant believe i deleted all of my movies, some irreplacable :(

    :(
     
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    #10
    if you refer to the previous post you can try and recover them...
     

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