Trash -Put..the... Candle.....back

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by cgm707, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've screwed something up.

    I stupidly deleted all empty folders on my MacBook Pro. Since then, on both my MacBook and the iPad, the wireless has been intermittant. The wireless icon shows the connection is as good as ever, but the browser pages on Chrome and Safari take forever to load, or, they say I don't have an Internet connection.

    I don't know if it is related to deleting all the empty folders, but I want to put them back. They are all in the trash. But doing it one at a time is very slow. Each time I put one back, a new Finder window opens, and I have to go back to the original window.

    I am aware of the automation program on Macs, but don't know how to use it, or if there is another way to speed up the replacement of my deleted files.
     
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    ElectricSheep

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    What "empty folders", precisely, did you attempt to delete?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    lots of folders

    They are many, and they all start with numbers.
    The numbered folders seem to all be from my iTunes albums.

    But there are other folders I deleted as well that were empty, some of the names are Metadata, Excel, log, db, Microsoft Communicator Data.
     
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    ElectricSheep

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    I guess my original point was, where where these "empty" folders located before you deleted them? If "db" was from /var/db, then that was one you really should not have messed with.
     
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    crjackson2134

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    Open up your trash, press command-A simultaneously and release once all are highlighted, the right-click or control-click on one of the highlighted icons in the trash, this will bring up the context menu, then select "Put Back".

    That's it...
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    that's not it

    selecting all of the items in Trash and a
    right click brings up a menu that does not have

    PUT BACK,

    as I explained before
     
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    chrf097

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    Can you provide a screenshot of the folders you've deleted?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Trash contents

    Here's part of what is in the trash. There are many more files.
     

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    crjackson2134

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    Actually you didn't explain that, you said you could put them back one at a time. I thought perhaps you just didn't select them all.
     
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    Macman45

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    Putting them back may well take a while, but it's the way back...Do you have a TM backup?
     
  11. macrumors 604

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    probably time to reinstall osx unless you have backup.

    It is never ever a good idea to delete files/folders below your home directory unless you know exactly what they are for and what will happen if you do delete them.
     

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