AHH! I lost some files!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iBoy111, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. iBoy111 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2006
    I'm just had a very serious issue arise. About a month ago I accidentally replaced one of my folders, as I was moving another folder with the same name into the same directory, so it replaced the other one. I did not think I had any important files in the old folder, so I didn't mind.

    I have just realized now, that I had some very important files in there which I cannot retrieve from anywhere else!

    Is there any way that I can re-retrieve this folder? I know how it can be done on a PC, but I'm more new to Macs. I'm using Tiger on a MacBook, if that helps...

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    A Month ago? Probably not. The chances are that the files have been overwritten on the disk (as would happen on a PC too). You could try something like FileSalvage but I wouldn't hold your breath.
  3. iBoy111 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Thanks, I'll try it out. Hopefully it was a bit less than a month ago...

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