recovering deleted files

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mrjamin, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    #1
    Ok, minor problem (well, pretty major).

    In OSX, say for example you have a folder on your desktop called "fullofstuff", then you insert a data cd which also has a folder called "fullofstuff" on it. When you drag the folder of the same name to the desktop, it doesn't merge the existing folder with the contents of the one from the cd, it overwrites it (bloody stupid and equally annoying feature of OSX if you ask me).

    Is there any way to get the contents of "fullofstuff" back??

    help ASAP would be appreciated!
     
  2. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    #2
    usually, when it replaces something, it asks first, then it puts it in the trash. as long as you haven't emptied the trash, it might still be there.

    if not, i have no clue.
     
  3. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    it did ask, and it did get replaced - the trash is empty
     
  4. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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