Help, need advice on restoring backups.backupdb from trash

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

  1. gavnet macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010

    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!

  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    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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