Deleted items

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by estebanoglotr, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. estebanoglotr macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2006
    Is there any way that by any chance i can recover files that i deleted permanently on my macbook, i mean, if i empty the trash, theres nothing i can do to recover files??????
  2. opik macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    Cupertino, CA
    probably not..that's where leopard will help.
  3. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    I think with DiskWarrior there is a recover utility but I'm not sure as I've never tried it/used it.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, DiskWarrior or Data Rescue II are probably your best bets. In the meantime, keep the machine turned off so as not to write over the deleted files. :)
  5. islandgirl63 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Panic Attack

    Let me preface by saying I'm using MAC OS 10.5.8. I had a panic attack when I realized I had trashed a folder with over 3 GB of data and had emptied the trash. The folder was on an external hard drive so time machine didn't back that up. After reading some tips here, first I immediately shut down and restarted my computer. Then I simply did a "search/find" on the start up disk (computer hard drive) for the name of the folder (which I fortunately remembered) and there it was!! I simply dragged it to the desktop and it copied the folder and its entire contents over! SAVED!

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