deletion recovery help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by josiahcooper, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. josiahcooper macrumors member

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    i just deleted a whole bunch of .avi files by accident, trash cleared and everything. what is the best file recovery application for mac? thanks a lot. can't wait for time machine!
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    This has worked for me in the past.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/datarescueii.html

    Just don't write anything to the disk if possible. I boot from my external drive (cloned by superduper) and run the utility against the main drive.

    Good luck,
     
  3. sbluetruck macrumors regular

    sbluetruck

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    still waiting for Time Machine....

    the above idea is a great one though.

    if you don't write anything to the hard drive from which you deleted your file, you will significantly reduce the chance of accidently overwriting the deleted file's data on the HD.
     
  4. josiahcooper thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah too late i guess, oh well its not the end of the world. i dont have my external drive with me right now. so no backup ether. thanks for the help though
     

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