How to retrieve all files from Trash at once...

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by braeburn, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. braeburn macrumors member

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    So my wife managed to put all the files/folders from Finder into the Trash...Doing a "put back" one at a time is time consuming considering the amount of files in the trash and if the files aren't from the original location, you can't select several items...

    Is there a way to retrieve or "put back" all the files at once?

    I've looked around and doesn't look like there's much hope for this but thought I'd ask here in hopes of hail mary...

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure you can just select them all or as many as you like and then chose to put back.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  4. braeburn thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried that, if the files aren't associated together, you can not...
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    This is one of those times where a current Time-Machine backup really shines, but only if you have one.
     
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Usually you can just undo the action from the Edit -> Undo menu item. But I guess it's too late now for that.
     

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