please help!! (accidentally deleted files)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TravTrav, May 29, 2006.

  1. TravTrav macrumors newbie

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    please give me a hand!! im not great with computers.. and i accidently emptied the trash a few hours ago and it contained some very important work.. i didnt make any copies as i only completed it today if there is any possible way to retrieve it please tell me, thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well stop using the machine because if you keep it running, OSX will soon write over your deleted files. Get Data Rescue II and see how far you get. Good luck. :)
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Bummer. You could try this (which is basically what MJ said).

    From Peachpit:
    or the horse's mouth (Apple)
     
  4. TravTrav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i got data rescue 2 but it says you need an external hard drive and i dont have anything so its not workin.. guess ill just have to start over.:(
     
  5. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    yep. you need another drive to transfer the rescued data to. You can't borrow one off a chum? depending on how much you need to get back, even a flash drive, or an iPod might do it.
     

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