recovering desktop file

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  1. macman2k8 macrumors newbie

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    after finding a replication of my desktop file i deleted all desktop files not knowing that it would delete everything off my desktop. i am trying to recover the files on my desktop in hopes to get back all the deleted files. i know there is a way to do it. but an in need of serious help.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Mate, never delete or rename anything you haven't created yourself and you should be right.

    Are the file still in the Trash?
     
  3. macman2k8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. fuzorsilverbolt macrumors member

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    Unix Deleting

    Your files are gone. And shame on you for not backing up your computer. Realize now, that you have pwned your own computer.

    If this was a windows machine then maybe we could recover files but AFAIK, norton never does anything well and when a file is deleted using rm or removed from the trash it is gone forever.
     
  5. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    There should still be a way to recover the deleted files, as long as you have not used the hard drive too much.

    You will, most likely, need to use a third party file recovery software, such as http://www.datarecoverymac.com/.

    I am very sure that there are a LOT cheaper options available, probably free.
     

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