newbie help question.. (restoring files from the trash)

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  1. Whistleway macrumors 6502

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    not sure that i should start a thread on this, but, how do i restore files that are in trash to their original location. thanks.
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Double click on the trash can and then drag the files to where you want them.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If you've just thrown something away, you can (while still in Finder) hit ⌘-Z (undo) to return it. However, after that, I think you're left with manually moving files as mentioned above.
     
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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And.. next time you have a question, you'll get faster and more response if you use a descriptive title.

    This would make it "Newbie help question.." #623, if I recall...
     
  6. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    ditto
     
  7. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to know how you get this character "?"?
     
  8. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to know how you get this apple command character displayed properly "?-Z"? I always get a "?" instead.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are you on a PC? It's just a font issue.



    What is APPLE-Y?
     
  10. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    No I am on Mac. Search for it on special Character Palette but to no avail.
    When I try to copy & paste, it pastes a "?" :confused:
     
  11. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    Used to be the keyboard shortcut for "Put Away" in pre-OS X systems. I used to use cmd-Y quite a bit for ejecting disks, since it was faster and easier than dragging the icon to the trash, and cmd-E (eject disk) left the greyed out image of the disk onscreen and sometimes a window would pop up saying somthing like "Please re-insert the disk 'name of disk'" and when you inserted it, it would eject it again and bring up the same dialog box until you did a forced restart, apple-ctrl-reset, oh yeah, gotta love that classic OS.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks AppleAce. I'm not much of a Classic-head. I didn't use it all that much (thankfully). :p



    Okay, that's weird. If you CONTROL-CLICK on a reply box and select Font then Show Fonts, what font comes up as highlighted in grey?
     
  13. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but I don't get you. Whose reply box? :p
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    Getting "?" instead of "⌘" is normal, there's a trick to it ;)
     
  15. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon my ignorance; care to show the trick of the day? :)
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    Trick? What trick? I never mentioned a trick! ;)

    And hash 8984;
     
  17. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    OK! I give up *sob*
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, maybe I misinterpreted, but fayans, can you actually read the character or is the problem re-writing it in vBulletin (these forums)? :)
     
  19. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I can read the character; the problem is when re-writing it in vB. Maybe it has got to do with my Safari :rolleyes:
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #8984 Testing Safari...

    Hmm... What did I miss? :confused:
     
  21. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Two facts of possible interest:

    1. There is a thread about putting special characters in your posts.

    2. When threads have nondescriptive titles, your friendly neighborhood moderator will sometimes add them, in parens, to help people find the thread. That was done here. But of course we'd much rather see them be descriptive in the first place.
     
  22. Nermal Moderator

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    And hash 8984; ;)
     
  23. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Doctor Q I finally got ⌘ . How could I miss what Nermal is trying to tell me :)...

    and hash 8984;
     
  24. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    But, if you go to edit your post, it (the HTML Character you're trying to make) will turn back to a ?.
     
  25. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    That's the tricky part! You have to re-type the HTML character (change the symbol) each time you edit/preview or it will come out as a question mark :rolleyes:
     

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