Abort Copy process, where are files ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nielsds, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. nielsds macrumors newbie

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    Hi !

    I was copying a bunch of pictures to my desktop (50 gb) but when it was 70%
    a friend pulled out the usb cable from the external usb drive. How unlucky can we be.. he dropped the hd by accident. Can we recover the 70% that was copied ? they are not on the desktop and can't find them..

    Thanks !
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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  3. nielsds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, nothing :(
     
  4. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    OK... I don't know then. But I agree with you there is a chance there are still somewhere. Wait for other answers... :eek:
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Has the free space that would otherwise be taken up by the pictures disappeared?
     
  6. nielsds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm i have no idea of the free space before. Thx
     
  7. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you restarted your computer? Look in the temp folders and the hidden ones (starting with .*) from the terminal...
     
  8. nielsds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How :s ?
     
  9. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Launch the Terminal, locate the temporary folders and do ls .*
    Sorry I don't know where are the temporary folders on OSX. On Linux it's /tmp or /usr/tmp...
     

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