Oh dear

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by robo44, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. robo44 macrumors member

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    Hi all I was messing around with terminal earlier as I could not empty the trash. I don't know what I have done but all my desktop folders have disappeared. If I search the hard drive the folders are empty ie desktop documents etc. is there anything I can do to get them back ?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    That's why it's never a good idea to mess around in Terminal unless you know what you're doing. If you were using the rm command the files/folders could be permanently deleted.

    For future reference, to delete all files in the trash through Terminal, press Command-A while in the Trash folder and drag them over to Terminal after typing the rm -rf command.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    Do you remember exactly what you did?

    If they are actually deleted then the only thing you can do is use some data recovery program.
     

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