newbie help question.. (restoring files from the trash)

Whistleway

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not sure that i should start a thread on this, but, how do i restore files that are in trash to their original location. thanks.
 

skubish

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Whistleway said:
not sure that i should start a thread on this, but, how do i restore files that are in trash to their original location. thanks.
Double click on the trash can and then drag the files to where you want them.
 

jsw

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If you've just thrown something away, you can (while still in Finder) hit ⌘-Z (undo) to return it. However, after that, I think you're left with manually moving files as mentioned above.
 

fayans

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jsw said:
If you've just thrown something away, you can (while still in Finder) hit ?-Z (undo) to return it. However, after that, I think you're left with manually moving files as mentioned above.
I would love to know how you get this character "?"?
 

fayans

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jsw said:
If you've just thrown something away, you can (while still in Finder) hit ?-Z (undo) to return it. However, after that, I think you're left with manually moving files as mentioned above.
I would love to know how you get this apple command character displayed properly "?-Z"? I always get a "?" instead.
 

AppleAce

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mad jew said:
What is APPLE-Y?
Used to be the keyboard shortcut for "Put Away" in pre-OS X systems. I used to use cmd-Y quite a bit for ejecting disks, since it was faster and easier than dragging the icon to the trash, and cmd-E (eject disk) left the greyed out image of the disk onscreen and sometimes a window would pop up saying somthing like "Please re-insert the disk 'name of disk'" and when you inserted it, it would eject it again and bring up the same dialog box until you did a forced restart, apple-ctrl-reset, oh yeah, gotta love that classic OS.
 

mad jew

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Thanks AppleAce. I'm not much of a Classic-head. I didn't use it all that much (thankfully). :p


fayans said:
No I am on Mac. Search for it on special Character Palette but to no avail.
When I try to copy & paste, it pastes a "?" :confused:

Okay, that's weird. If you CONTROL-CLICK on a reply box and select Font then Show Fonts, what font comes up as highlighted in grey?
 

fayans

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mad jew said:
Okay, maybe I misinterpreted, but fayans, can you actually read the character or is the problem re-writing it in vBulletin (these forums)? :)
I can read the character; the problem is when re-writing it in vB. Maybe it has got to do with my Safari :rolleyes:
 

Doctor Q

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Two facts of possible interest:

1. There is a thread about putting special characters in your posts.

2. When threads have nondescriptive titles, your friendly neighborhood moderator will sometimes add them, in parens, to help people find the thread. That was done here. But of course we'd much rather see them be descriptive in the first place.
 

fayans

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Plymouthbreezer said:
But, if you go to edit your post, it (the HTML Character you're trying to make) will turn back to a ?.
That's the tricky part! You have to re-type the HTML character (change the symbol) each time you edit/preview or it will come out as a question mark :rolleyes: