Recovering deleted files - please help ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YTSEMAC, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. YTSEMAC macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006

    Hi ...

    I've recently been having problems with my Mac Mini
    (yet again!) and accidentally trashed some files I shouldn't
    have. :(

    Is there any freeware available which will undo this action or,
    if not, which (retail) software is best for recovering the deleted

    Many thanks in anticipation of your very valued advice.


  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I'm assuming you emptied the trash.

    First, STOP using the computer. Every second you use it, more old data is overwritten with new data and the chances of recovering anything decrease.

    Data rescue apps cost about $80-$100, but most have sort of demo mode where you can at least determine whether your data is recoverable. Data Rescue II is a popular one. FileSalvage is another.
  3. YTSEMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    Many thanks for such a prompt reply 'WildCowboy'! :cool:

    Yes, unfortunately I did empty the trash.

    Will try out demos and get back to you in the next
    day or so.

    Many thanks again for your valued assistance.



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