Retrieving a deleted folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Im233, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Im233 macrumors newbie

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    Help! Somehow a folder containing recorded music got deleted and I can't get it back. I went to trash and was able to retrieve a few files within that folder, but not all of it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or are on unrecognisable partitions or HDDs, you can use
    Data Rescue 3 (trial lets you scan the HDD and see, if data is recoverable, but to actually recover files, you need to buy the full version for 99 USD) or
    FileSalvage (trial lets you scan the HDD and see, if data is recoverable, but to actually recover files, you need to buy the full version for 89.95 USD).
    DiskDrill - lets you recover data from HFS/HFS+, FAT, NTFS & other file systems right on your Mac.​

    Also know, that you should immediately stop any writing processes to the actual HDD. If it is the same HDD as the one your operating system (OS) resides on, it is better to use an external HDD with Mac OS X on to boot from and install Data Rescue or FileSalvage onto to scan the HDD from which the data has been accidentally deleted.
     
  3. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

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    Why could you not retrieve all of it? Where some of the files not there or did you get error messages?
     
  4. macuser453787 macrumors 6502

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    How full is the hard drive? If it was full or nearly full then that might explain how files suddenly disappeared (have seen that happen once before). Also, Data Rescue is a great program for recovering deleted files (had to use it on that one occasion with the computer that lost all the files).

    If the hard drive is not full or nearly full then maybe there is a file directory issue that somehow caused the files to seem to disappear, in which case I recommend using DiskWarrior to rebuild the file directory (which should bring back the missing files). DiskWarrior is also a great program. :)
     

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