replaced and overwrit(ed?) the wrong file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ravich, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up with 2 of the same file and accidentally replaced the wrong one with the other.

    The original isnt in the trash... any way of retrieving it?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Time Machine!

    (you DO have a backup, don't you?)
     
  3. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Nope. If you overwrite a file, there's no way to recover the original without a backup.
     
  5. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Start backup your files. There are lots of different ways. I use Time Machine to a USB drive. I also use crashplan.
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I know hindsight is 20/20, but even the cheapest Mac is $600 or so. A USB drive can be had for about $50, and no additional software is required. Cost-wise, that's a drop in a very big bucket. Plug it in, set it, and forget it.
     

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