Just deleted and emptied trash...can i get back?

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  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    I just deleted a word 08' doc I was working on. Of course then I had a great idea of emptying the trash....ooops can i get back!?
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Have you done a time-machine backup recently? That's pretty much your only bet...
     
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  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    It can still be claimed back, nothing is ever permanently deleted unless you zip up say a 32GB file and delete that lol.

    Take it to PCWorld or some other DataRecovery place, they can get data off of even formatted drives, it can all be recovered with software.
     
  5. creon macrumors 6502

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    There must be a way beyond Time Machine. I heard if you dont do a 'Secure Empty Trash' it is still possible to recover the file.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Time Machine, you use. Other way, there is not.
     
  7. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about this?
     
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    Securely Emptying the Trash means that the data in the trash is being overwritten with ones and zeroes, so it is harder to recover.

    To recover data from an emptied trash, you can use Data Rescue II. It scans your HDD and then shows what is stored there, visible and invisible.
    Then you can most likely recover it, if it is not overwritten by new data.
    It costs 99$.
     
  9. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Theres programs like Recuva for windows. Dont know of any for Mac though, sorry.
     

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