HELP! external drive accidentally deleted

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nuks, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Nuks macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2006
    I just accidentally trashed everything on my external drive. I emptied the trash, and then realized what I had done and canceled it. However, everything but my music and some album art is gone. I still have the drive turned on and connected, is there any way I can get my files back? I'm on a macbook with Os X 10.4 and the external is a Quantegy Firewire drive. Please respond asap if you can. I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks everyone.
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Last resort - there are several good file recovery software packages out there. Just don't do anything that will write over where the files were on the HD.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Go to or
    search "recover", research for the proper app on publications such as good luck.
  4. Nuks thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2006
    As I don't have the funds to buy a top quality file recovery system, and there are no free ones for os X I found a free one for XP and tried it out. It was able to find my TV Shows, but only to restore one of them. However, my movies are nowhere to be found. Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to find them on a windows program?

    Thanks for the help

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