Help I Deleted my FILE !!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aaronl23, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. aaronl23 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2005
    I accidentely deleted a file, that someone had sent to the trash, and I need help... Is there anyway to get onto my hard drive or somehow get into the dump, to get this file back, I have no other copies. So if anyone knows how to access my trash (I emptied the trash) or hard drive PLEASE HELP.
  2. chasemac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2005
    In a house.
    Oh no! I think its gone for good. Sorry.
  3. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    There is no free software for Mac to retrieve deleted data.

    Shut down computer right away after deletion is the best way to make sure it wont be gone.

    Find a program and buy it, boot up the File-less mac into target disk mode, connect to another mac run the program on the firewire HD that is the file-less computer and restore the file.

    Or you can risk keeping the computer on buying program and trying it on itself.

    Or you can send it to a data recovery company which will be really expensive.

    best bet is probably first one i have up there

    And why don't people make backups anymore?
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Data Rescue II's demo is meant to be able to show whether the file is recoverable or not. Of course, you need the full version to actually get the file back... Good luck. :)
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    There's a hidden file called .trashes but if you don't see anything there, it's probably gone.
  6. iMetroid macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    The Mac file system isn't as half-a$$ as the one in Windows. Chances are - it's gone.
  7. wchong macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2006
    Miami, Fl

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