Undelete Possible?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by thomamon, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    I deleted most of the contents in my iPhoto library because I thought they were duplicated. Turns out they are not after all.

    Is there anyway to undelete files?

    I feel sick over this.
     
  2. adnbek macrumors 65816

    adnbek

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    Did you empty "Trash" in iPhoto? If not, they're all there.
     

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  3. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    I Didn't use iPhoto to delete. I used a duplicate program and put the contents of the iPhoto file in there...
     
  4. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Please be more detailed. What program did you use and how exactly did you go about doing this?
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used a program called Twins... I pulled all the files from the iPhoto directory into the program, it detected the duplicates and I selected automatically delete.
     
  6. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Ah I see.

    Well if you have a Time Machine backup, just restore from that.
    If not, use one (or several) of these:

    http://www.cleverfiles.com
    http://subrosasoft.com/software/filesalvage
    http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

    I think they all have free trials where you can scan for free, so you don't have to pay upfront unless they find what you're looking for.

    I'd recommend using an external hard drive to download to and run these apps from. Any more read/writes to your current drive can overwrite some of the already-deleted data.

    Good luck.
     

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