restoring software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by puckhead193, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    So i'm a jack-hole and i had FCS in a folder in my dock and i delete the folder so now its done... is their away to bring it back or should i just install the whole thing again...
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    There are three ways that a user may delete a file in MacOS X. They are:

    1. Drag the file to the Trash and then empty the Trash.
    2. Overwrite the file with another file of the same name [and extension].
    3. Terminal or equivalent commandline instruction.

    Even if you place a file in the Trash, it can be fished out and and returned to its original location if you do not empty the Trash. This may be done a minute later, an hour later, a day later, a year later, or a decade later. Files are deleted only by manually emptying the Trash. Even adding a new file to the Trash with the same name and extension does not force the file to be deleted. It is automatically renamed and remains in the Trash waiting for rescue or deletion.

    Folder icons in the Dock are just aliases of (or pointers to) files elsewhere on your system. When the icon goes poof, the original file, folder, whatever remains safe and secure where it has always been.

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