Help with recovery after Rm deletion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Al374, May 8, 2011.

  1. Al374 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    From reading around on the forums it looks like I'm basically screwed in trying to recover files deleted with rm through terminal.

    In hopes that my situation is a little different I'm posting here.

    I was using rm *.THM to delete the secondary files created by my Canon 5D in video mode. I was accessing the SD card when my finger slipped and I wrote

    rm *>THM

    From what looks like everything was overwritten by THM. From the advice of a forum thread. I've stopped using the computer and ordered a recovery software. When it gets here I'll try my luck with that.

    Can anybody offer any help with this aside from 'You're screwed' cause I already feel that way. :)

    Anyways, thanks a ton either way
  2. ivelnal macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    From my experience, yes you need a software recovery tool and don't use your SD card because in reality any deleted files will not be removed immediately until a new file is created and use by the OS.

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