Deleted images in "All Images" Folder (HELP!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by am34, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. am34 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    I'm completely brand new to Apple PLEASE help me out!
    On my new Macbook Pro I deleted all the images in the folder "All Images", which was located in Finder. I saw a lot of random images and had no clue they were important.

    What should I do now? Does my Macbook Pro need those images in order to function properly?

    Any help would be REALLY appreciated! Thanks!
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Data Rescue is probably your best option.

  3. Tumbleweed666, Mar 30, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011

    Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    This is well beyond Data Rescue, many of those images will need to go back precisely where they were, as they are associated with multiple different system and other application functions. Data Rescue is concerned with retrieving files, not with putting them back where they originated, indeed it makes a point of not doing that, it saves them elsewhere. It doesn't know where any particular file should be placed.

    I'd try a "put back" from the wastebasket, but you probably have trashed your system and should do a reinstall, indeed as its a new system with presumably little or none of your data on it yet, thats what I'd strongly advise, or you could have issues and glitches for years to come as programs occasionally fall over due to one or other of some obscure files being missing.

    The "all images" folder is a disaster waiting to happen, its completely pointless*, I've switched it off on mine to stop idiocies of this sort occurring by accident.

    *Its not as if it only shows user data images, nor is it a folder, both of which too many people think it is

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