VMWare Fusion DELETE accident!

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  1. wonderbutt macrumors member

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    Please help. I deleted a huge folder full of music, photos, backed up movies, and documents. How?

    I was in VMWare Fusion and accidentally deleted this folder, on an external 2TB HD connected to my iMac Core 2 Duo (mid 2007), which I shared with Windows XP install on VMWare fusion!

    Now it's gone! The HD still shows the amount of space that I had remaining before the delete, so it's somewhere...but HOW to recover? I tried to "undo delete" in Windows but no help, as that was done before I did some other deleting in Windows!!

    Please help, I need this stuff bad. Wife is going to choke me!
     
  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    Holy $%#$@.

    So you need a way to recover files of a Fat32 formatted disk. I had limited success using file recovery tools on an SD card, but it DID recover about 1/2 or so.
    Can try something like this to see if can recover anything, then buy the full version.
    http://www.softperfect.com/products/filerecovery/

    Or this, which looks interesting..
    http://www.pandorarecovery.com/download/

    You might want to go to PC-centric forums as well.
    Good luck.
     
  3. wonderbutt thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello, Mr. Kern.
    All is well! Here's what happened...

    We all know how Apple's file handling, overall, is vastly superior and safer than Windows. When using the finder to open a file or save a file in an application, in Mac OSX, one cannot delete, move, rename, etc. in this dialogue.
    But this happens readily in Windows explorer. I found the folder, because I used Omnisweep to scan the HD, and saw one folder usually reserved for some .xml files to be massive, exactly the size I was missing.
    Seems during a Windows file dialogue, it moved accidentally as I browsed for a folder. I found it, moved it back, and backed it up.
    Thanks for your reply.
     

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