URGENT: deleted all mp3 files

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  1. Sebastiano, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    Sebastiano macrumors newbie

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    In an attempt to speed up my iMac, I decided to delete some files from my Downloads folder. I searched ".mp3" and sent all 2,000 to trash as well as many other file-types previously (e.g. .download). However, when searching in the Finder I deleted all of the mp3s on my whole computer. I emptied trash before all of this deleting and now there are only two files in there.

    Where are the rest and is it possible to undo this delete?

    I feel they are still somewhere accessible as iTunes is still managing to reach them.

    EDIT: the file path in iTunes shows one of these files as being in /Users/Sebastian/.Trash/

    EDIT: when typing this file path into my browser I get the trash window with them in it. Is there a quick way to put them all back where they were?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What about opening the Trash and right-clicking on a folder and selecting "Put Back"?
    If there are only .mp3 files in the Trash and no folders where they normally reside in, which will probably the case, you need to put them back manually (clicking every file with the right mouse button and selecting "Put Back" or selecting the .mp3 files per folder (or whatever sorting method you used) and dragging them pieces by pieces back to where they come from.
     
  3. Sebastiano, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    Sebastiano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I should have said: I'm running Leopard so I don't have the put back function. Is there a way to unhide the .Trash folder?

    EDIT: Also, my trash folder recognises there to be 2,500 files inside despite only displaying 3.

    EDIT: I've unhidden the trash folder but it still won't show the files inside...
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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