emptied trash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mike789, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. mike789 macrumors member

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    I accidentally emptied the trash with files I didn't want to delete. I heard this can't be undone? is that true?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. Can't be undone. Do you have a backup of some sort?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are file recovery utilities
    Most have mixed results

    You can check at versiontracker.com to find them
    Search for file recovery

    FileSalvage

    If you are serious about getting them back, you shouldn't use your drive at all until you do

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    You can get a free demo of Data Rescue II which will show you (nonedestructively) what files it would be able to recover if you purchase a license. I have used it in several difficult circumstances and it has done well.
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I like to add to this question.

    Can you restore the file in Trash if you have NOT empty it? What is the key for mouse command?
     
  7. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    There isn't one. Open finder and just Drag the file back to where it came from. It's TRASH not a recycle bin :)
     
  8. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    And to add to that, the Trash is NOT under ANY circumstances a safe place to store your files.
     
  9. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    I use it to sort image files lol


    I make sure it's empty, open up justlooking.app, and scroll through images, deleting whatever ones I wish to move.

    I then open the Trash and drag them all to another folder.
     

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