I accidently trashed a file!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kristy1438, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. kristy1438 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
    I accidently trashed a file I REALLY need! Can I get it back? Will any programs on the internet help me? Thanks!
  2. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Did you empty the trash? If so you can use time capsule to get the files back.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Time Machine and even if you emptied the trash Time Machine should be able to help you recover it. If it is real important and you didn't do a TM backup then you could go to a data recovery place unless you did a secure empty of the trash.
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    IF you've already had it set up.
  5. kristy1438 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
    I know nothing about macs!

    So, I did empty the trash. I have no idea what time capsule is.. I downloaded Stellar Phoenix and it couldnt find it
  6. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    If you have already emptied the Trash and the file is important to you, get Data Rescue 3, as it scans your HDD for deleted files and can recover them, if they have not been overwritten yet. So it is best to leave the writing to your HDD to a bare minimum, meaning not copying big or small files to your HDD, as that might overwrite the old file.


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