Accidentally deleted files! Need some advise.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tuna9720, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. tuna9720 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hi , I just deleted one folder size of almost 5gb. Was full of personal videos.
    So they are not like small size of 10k pics. There were like 40 videos in total .

    What is the chance to recover them in good condition? And with which app. would happen best?

    I just downloaded 2 apps , stellarphoenix and Mac File Recovery .

    I started stellar and it is taking forever to search the hard drive..
    I tried the MFR for like 10 minutes it seemed a little faster but the videos and most of the files weren't in good shape.

    Tell me something I can feel good and a magical application to bring them back pls :D I really am frustrated at the moment..
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If you want to recover your files you need to stop using the drive immediately
    Any downloads or recovery on that drive will possibly overwrite those files

    You can try Data Rescue 3 or File Salvage
  3. tuna9720 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    Is searching going to harm the files also?
    And for these new recovery tools , do they work from a usb drive or is it going to download it to the hd anyway?

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