Help, need advice on restoring backups.backupdb from trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gavnet, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. gavnet macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    I've accidentally trashed my backups.backupdb file from my external hdd. By the time I'd realized what I'd done, it was to late to simply cmd Z. I tried to move the file back to its original location but after 6 hours of 'preparing to copy file' I was told there was not enough space on the external hdd because the file I wanted to copy was 6.4 TB! The external hdd is only 500gb.

    Is there anyway to restore the trashed file to its original location? obviously I can't use TM as the backups.backupdb folder thats now in the external hdd is empty.

    Hope you can help!

    Cheers
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

    Bennieboy©

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    #2
    just right click on the folder in the trash and hit restore, the trash can don't actually hold the entire folder it only keeps a blueprint of it, when you empty the trash the corresponding folder or files are deleted from where they originally were ;)
     

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