Renamed a folder, now 90% of it's content are GONE! Please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by draperdrums, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. draperdrums macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm not sure where the right forum would be for this.
    As the title says, just earlier today I changed a file from 'August Projects' to 'September Projects'.
    A few hours later I went into the folder to arrange files and I noticed that instead of 40 or so file folders, there were only 6!!
    What the hell? What could have happened here?

    (I'm a musician/producer)
    This is the most current/important things I have been working on, and it is imperative to recover these some how. I do not believe they are completely gone, just 'hidden'.


    Please and thank you so much for any help- these files are a big part of the life I'm trying to create. I was JUST about to back everything up together on an external hard drive..

    I'm running OSX 10.6.8
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    #2
    Right click the folder you renamed...Click "show info" tick box that says show details. Fingers crossed. Renaming a folder should not delete anything,
     
  3. fwhh macrumors regular

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    Berlin, Germany
    #3
    If you know the exact filename, use terminal.app and the find command, to find stuff you accidently put anywhere on you hard drive. Type
    Code:
    find / -name "exact-file-name-here.extension" -print
    (You can use * as a wildcard in the name....)

    As you say that you are a music producer, the files will be quite large, i guess, so try Disk Inventory X to find it.
     

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