Its my friends spring break - I decided to burn them a CD of the pictures so they could have their week digitally documented.... Because we took nealry 1000 pictures. SO - i put all the pictures in the CD icon - and sure enough - it says the file is too large to fit on the CD... so I decided I'd split it into 2 cd's and do about half on each... So - I put the scroll bar to about half way.... and Select Everything from there down... Starting with half way through the beach pictures. Then I drug them to the trash. And because you know how space doesn't actually free up until you've deleted the trash - so I deleted the files and emptied the trash and preceded to burn the first CD... when that was done I decided to get the other one going before I rushed off to work... When I went back to pull the files into the CD.. turns out I deleted them off of my hard drive instead of deleting them from the CD!!! So now in my mind I see that they're Gone completely... But what I"m hoping is that theres something I'm not aware of..... UGH.. I was late to work from searching online for a recovery program.. Oh how I wish I had Leopard with Time Machine and I could go back.. UGH!!! Anyone know how I can recover lost files on a mac?? Please help! Pictures are my heart!!! I can't believe it!!! I'm so bummed!!! Also - Don't have any money!! lol.. so I can't afford to buy a data recovery program!