Recover files emptied from trash bin?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LJH68, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. LJH68 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How do you recover files or pics you have emptied from the trash bin
    is is possible?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Some specialized data recovery programs can do it if you didn't securely emnpty the trash. When you do a normal erase, it doesn't wipe the files, just returns the space and marks the filename as free.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Also, if it's not already too late, stop using that machine. The more you use the computer after a delete, the more likely it is that the former HD space for that file will get overwritten and thus make recovery increasingly difficult. I've never had a ton of luck with recovery software, but still worth a try.
     

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