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is there any way to retrieve trashed items?

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kea24 Calculating status...
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May 8, 2012 9:04 PM

Is there any way to retrieve trashed folders?

iMac4,1, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    May 8, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to kea24)

    Depends where they were & how they were trashed actually.

     

    Did you open the Trash Folder & see if they were there to drag out? Or did you empty the Trash already?

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
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    May 8, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to kea24)

    If you emptied Trash lets hope you use Time Machine.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,510 points)
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    May 8, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to kea24)

    Time machine is your only realistic hope (unless you are prepared to embark on an expensive data recovery system).   It does illustrate the value of back ups though, and if you don't have Time Machine, an external back up, even a portable one, might be an investment for the future.

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,140 points)
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    May 9, 2012 3:23 AM (in response to kea24)

    Hi,

     

    Your only option maybe to use a third party data recovery program like this.

     

    Data Rescue 3

     

    http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

     

    I have this program and it has saved me more than once.

     

    If you do not use Time Machine to do daily backups ( I have my time machine set to backup every two weeks),

    Then a program like this, for emergencies like completely deleting wrong files or accidentally trashed good data files, is very good to have on hand.

    This app doesn't come cheap though, but should work for you.

     

    Good Luck! ;)

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
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    May 9, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to MichelPM)

    @MichelPM

     

    MichelPM wrote:

     

    Hi...

     

    "If you do not use Time Machine to do daily backups ( I have my time machine set to backup every two weeks),"  ...

    How did you set Time Machine for anything other than hourly backups?

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,140 points)
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    May 10, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to RRFS)

    I simply manually toggle Time Machine on every two weeks!

    Time Machine eats up too much CPU power/cycles when I need the extra CPU time for project work in apps like Photoshop/Painter and Blender.

    Plus, my external drives are only FW 400 drives and it takes a lot longer for Time Machine to continuously write backup data to the one drive I have dedicated.

    So, i manually toggle Time Machine on every two weeks, usually around 10 or 11 pm on Saturday nights and let it do its thing until I am ready to work the next day or on Monday.

    :)

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
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    May 10, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to MichelPM)

    OK. I misunderstood because you said you set it up and there is no option for anything but hourly backups.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to kea24)

    Whew, great to hear!

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,510 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to kea24)

    Glad to see my thoughts were helpful; thank you for the points.   Incidentally, you didn't help yourself.   If you inadvertently  mark your own post, there would be no change to your bank of points.

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