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

    Dec 23, 2006
    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 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    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

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  4. braeburn thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Tried that, if the files aren't associated together, you can not...
  5. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    This is one of those times where a current Time-Machine backup really shines, but only if you have one.
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    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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