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Any way to recover things after emptying trash?

Agent Smith

macrumors 6502
Mar 21, 2004
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Toronto, ON
Aside from a forensics team/data recovery company ($$$$) getting hold of your computer, I'm pretty sure it's beyond the abilities of the average user. I hope you didn't lose anything important!
 
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CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
DataRescue II might be able to, if you shut the machine down immediately and did not continue to use it (PLEASE tell us that you are not posting from the same Mac ...) OSX overwrites deleted sectors quite quickly, so your chances go down with every minute you continue to use the machine.
 
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NoOneButMe

macrumors regular
Dec 10, 2006
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I've spoken to a few people that have had decent results in recovering files with Data Rescue II. It costs $100, and the free version can rescue files that are up to 500kb in size. If ya need it bad enough, you could justify paying for it.. if not, *shrugs :p
 
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EvryDayImShufln

macrumors 65816
Sep 18, 2006
1,092
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I've once recovered quite a bit of deleted data using File Salvage, it wasn't perfect though and alot of files, especially big ones, were pretty much permanently damaged. Small jpegs usually turned out fine though.
 
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