simple question. how to safeguard folders in case of accidental deletion.

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  1. adammusic macrumors 6502

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    is there way to safeguard folders in case of accidental deletion. i almost deleted a folder by accident with a ton of music. thankfully i noticed it got deleted.

    i tried locking the folder but then you can't put modify the folder.

    TIA
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. dual64bit macrumors 6502

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    If you are not running 10.5, you can use various backup programs like Apple's Backup, or Retrospect to backup your files in case of accidental deletion.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    a backup
     
  8. foobar909 macrumors newbie

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    Hire somebody with a photographic memory to look at your folders each day. Then if you lose one, he could dictate back to you.

    Not a great plan, I admit, but I wanted to offer SOME alternative...
     
  9. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Re-name the folder.

    If this was your music folder, for example, you should now label it "Music-DO NOT DELETE!!!"
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I jump out of a plane and want to avoid hitting the ground too hard. Any ideas? Besides a parachute? :D

    The bottom line is, there is no substitute for backups! Time Machine isn't the most efficient method in terms of space usage, but it's great for users who aren't as technically oriented.
     
  11. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    you should get a 3.5" floppy USB drive and back up everything to disk!

    Get a freakin external drive and use Time Machine, CarbonCopyCloner, SuperDuper!, or Sync2Folders to backup dude!

    What other kind answer are you looking for?
     
  12. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    they should have a lock option for folders. so it wont let you ever delete it. but you can still modify the folder.
     
  13. NSNick macrumors regular

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    So you can delete the contents instead.
     

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