In desperate need of help! PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marcel-v, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    I've just been trying to back-up my iTunes library by copying everything from the source folder to a new hard drive but accidentally moved half of it to the trash, now half of my music collection is deleted!!!

    Can anyone please help me recover it? Any applications? I think I'm going to die!
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    1. if you didn't clear the trash. they should be still there.
    otherwise
    2. don't write anything on disk since new files will occupy the space vacated by old files. as a matter of fact, I would suggest you stop using it and find a new computer to prepare the rescue.
    3. find some data recovery apps.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=337519&highlight=data+recovery

    I don't think there are any free apps for data rescue. mostly are costly.
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Did you not invoke the "oh sh**™" command? (command z)
     
  4. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    what about if somehow copy all the music from my iPod? Are there any freeware apps for that? Would this work?
     
  5. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    Im getting confused, what does this have anything to do with iPOD? you have back ups in iPOD?
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No, he trashed his music (OP: did you actually empty the trash after deleting the files?), so he wants to pull it from his iPod.
     
  8. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, that's what happened. I'm in the process of recovering them from the pod now though. Phew!!!!
     
  9. JohnDD macrumors newbie

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    Congrats!.. btw, nevertheless it's good to have some recovery software, just in case. A good review site is http://recovery-review.com - a lot of data recovery applications reviewed there (PC and MAC).
     

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