accidently empty my trash.. help?

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  1. tongteh macrumors 6502

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    I didn't secure empty trash, is there a way to recover the file?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I always thought in Unix and hence Mac OSX once a file is deleted and then emptied from the trash it is gone forever due to the way Unix allocates and used hard drive space.:(
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, the space is just marked as being available for future writing.

    You need a program like Data Rescue II to see if you can recover anything. Also, don't write to your hard drive if you can help it until you determine something can be recovered or not.
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  5. tongteh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    99dollars?? those space pictures dont worth 99dollars.. sorry, times are tough.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If it isn't worth the money, then there is nothing can really get them back.
     
  7. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Why do you have files in the trash that you don't want deleted???

    S-
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Agreed. That's like keeping your wedding photos in the garbage can for safe keeping. Then you'd get mad when you forgot to take them out on garbage night...
     

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