I really screwed up....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DynoMac, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. DynoMac macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2013
    Yesterday I quite stupidly ran rm -r ./* in my home directory. I thought I was in the Trash dir!

    Is there any way I can recover the data or is it all gone?

    Is there some kind of IoS save point I can roll back too?

    appreciate any help but I am beginning to think I am hosed...:mad:
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I really screwed up....

    Yes you did.:eek:

    It is gone, the only way to (Partially) recover is to use a recovery program, but then you need an external Data carrier to recover the files to, so, you still have to buy a HD to recover from instead of backing up before this happened.

    Always keep a backup, especially when messing with the System.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Why did you not have a backup? Cheap USB drives will do the job.

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