[URGENT] Restore files After use sudo -rm command

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sfenster, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. sfenster macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hi I was trying to delete unlock files on Trash. and I did sudo command on terminal sudo -rm ~ /.trash somthing like this. and quit finder and refresh finder after I refresh finder. it's all disappeared. after I reboot it erased all desktop file. and calander, mail data...application file was reset. anyone knows how to restore this? I already try datarescue, final data..
    please let me know if anyone knows how to solve this..
  2. dndlnx macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2010
    That command doesn't remove anything. Pretty sure it doesn't do anything at all, actually.

    Did you mean something like "sudo rm -rf". The remove command permanently deletes stuff. As far as I know, the only way to get stuff that's "removed" is backups. Do you use Time Machine?

    In your example, you put "~" with a space after it. That is bad. You're saying "remove my home folder and this".

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