Where have my files gone?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ken Masters, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Ken Masters macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I used DownThemAll to download some files onto my memory stick, setting the path to a folder. Later on, I downloaded more stuff to what I thought was the same location, except I realised afterwards that my memory stick wasn't plugged in.

    The files are somewhere on my hard drive but they won't show up if I search for them in finder. I can see them when I choose a save path in DTA. The save path was /Volumes/MYNAME/WANTED

    How can I get to them?

    Clear as mud right :D
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    I'm not familiar with Downthemall, but it may be holding them in what amounts to a temporary and proprietary "burn" file, waiting for the stick to be plugged back in.
  3. Ken Masters thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Hi thanks for reply.

    I worked out that the files must be hidden, so I made all hidden files visible by typing this code into Terminal.

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    killall Finder

    changing the TRUE to FALSE to hide them again afterwards.


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