Is is possible to recover an "overwrite" file folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jpine, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    My wife just overwrote a file folder that contained several important documents and .key (Keynote) files. I know I can get a "deleted" file back relatively easily with Disk Drill. My fear is that the content of the original file folder is gone for good because of the overwrite. Please tell me I'm wrong. :(
  2. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Just overwriting it doesn't mean the actual disk space was overwritten. That's a system function, but the files may have been stored elsewhere on the physical disk. Same procedures apply. STOP USING YOUR COMPUTER IMMEDIATELY, or you risk losing the files anyways. If you have a copy of Disk Drill already, run it's deleted files scan and see if the files show up.

  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    I did have her stop what she was doing and I did run the deleted file scan to no avail. I'm doing the deep scan as we speak. I am not hopeful.

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