lost files while burning

mightychick

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2005
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I need help.....
Working on a mac os x, I tried burning a CD for the first time. I dragged the files into the CD. I then changed my mind and ejected the CD. When I went back to the original folder on my desktop where the files were not there They had disappeared.
I searched 'EVERYWHERE' using finder all visible and invisible folders but no luck.
What did I do? Can these be recovered? What steps must I take?
desperate to find these folders!
 

mightychick

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2005
2
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recovery not possible

simie said:
Have you tried looking in the trash?
yes that was the first place I looked...I had someone try data recovering and the result was this....apparently not one single fragment was found...he asked me if I hit the secure empty trash...I said no..thinking back is there a shortcut that I could have hit that would have deleted these files
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
When you drag files onto the icon of the CD on your Desktop, they are copied from the originals into a cached space set aside on the hard drive for the burning of the CD. The originals are untouched. So the originals are where ever you dragged them from. Ejecting the CD without burning often results in the cached space being destroyed. Hopefully the originals weren't on it. You might try looking in /tmp/501/ (assuming you are the original admin user on the Mac) and seeing if the cached space is still there.
 
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