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Garage Band accident, Help

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JoJo1019 Calculating status...
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Oct 7, 2012 8:59 AM

I recorded a gig last night and was editing and accidentally saved a song over the original file.  Now I can't revert back to the 4 hour original recording.  Is there any way to recover this?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Garage Band
  • P.Dreadie Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:27 AM (in response to JoJo1019)

    If you hit "Save " .... which I'd bet you did .... I would have. I'd venture to say it's gone in blue smoke and you're outta' luck,

     

    Peace,

    P. Dreadie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to JoJo1019)

    Do you have hourly TimeMachine Backups enabled on your Mac? Ten you could restore the previous version fromTimeMachine.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to JoJo1019)

    It may be a bit late now, but if you did not write too much to your disk, you could try to recover the recorded audio files at least with recovery software, for example the free Disk Drill:  http://www.cleverfiles.com/

     

    I have never tried it with audio files, but for image files it works well. You will get the naked files without filenames, and not your GarageBand project.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to JoJo1019)

    Did you download the "pro" version and not the basic free version?

     

    I have not tried any other recovery programs, sorry, so you will have to google for it "data recovery mac free" or similar.

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