help undeleting files i wrote over

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by swingerofbirch, May 14, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    hi guys,

    i was quickly and lazily saving saving some textedit documents to a folder and was leaving them untitled. usually with each progressive textedit document opened textedit adds a number to the title , "untitled document 1, 2, 3, etc"

    Somehow I had unsaved untitled documents open with repeat numbers, I was quickly saving them by hitting return repetitively and noticed messags that I was writing over the file by the same name....I know which ones they were, is it possible the files i wrote over are still on my drive?

    My drive is Mac OS Extended Journaled..thanks!

    BTW I havent restarted yet in case that helps....
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    There really isn't much you can do about it if a new file name has been re-used. It would have written over the data and I would consider it lost. Hope it wasn't important.

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