Is there any way to 'unempty' the trash?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by drgreymd, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. drgreymd macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I accidentally emptied the trash when some important files were in it. Is there any way to "un-empty" it?

    And don't tell me, "Be careful next time, you idiot". I know it was stupid but it's a long story so I'll spare you the details.

    I have a leopard on the old white macbook if that makes a difference.

    Please help. Thanks.
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    No, not without downloading a third party program like Data Rescue 2.
     
  3. drgreymd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and would that work? I could re-gain the files?
     
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    As you have Leopard, do you have Time Machine set up?
    If so, use TM to find the original files. TM doesn't back up Trash or anything not saved to the HD.
    S.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    It's possible, but not guaranteed.
     

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