not sure but there is word that this may be due to some CMYK and Grayscale issue in Preview being able to /read/ files.
this seems bizarre though because it read it before I downsized it.
Thanks so much.
I don't know if this is too much on this thread but is it possible to read the first and the last two or three posts in this thread?
I seem to have trashed my pdf's which I guess you are indicating is due to the nature of the TIFF's that my scanner or someone else is generating and then including in their pdf's? I mean /downsizing/ these with a filter is trashing them?
ALSO, do you have any idea as to whether this utility in the thread will leave an ORIGINAL VERSION in the Trash? If it does, I can just recover all my pdf's by dragging them to the desktop. If it doesn't I think I have to manually go out and find them without the ability to search for any larger than 10 MB which is what I did when I started to downsample them with this thing and that is going to be no fun...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Jon, I've followed most of that thread.
I don't believe it does move them to the trash, I find none here.
The only chance of recovery would be to quit using that drive at all, boot from a different drive & see if any of these can find remnants of the files, but I don't hold a lot of hope...
(Has a Free Demo to see if it could or not, but you'll need another drive to recover to).
rccharles on file recovery...
"Stellar Phoenix Macintosh - Mac data recovery software, recovers data from damaged, deleted, or corrupted volumes and even from initialized disks."
They have a trial version, so I guess you can see if your data can be recovered...
FileSalvage is an extremely powerful Macintosh application for exploring and recovering deleted files from a drive or volume. FileSalvage is designed to restore files that have:
* been accidentally deleted.
* become unreadable due to media faults.
* been stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted.
Hi. Thank you.
Here I thought I was /solving/ a year and a half old problem that is taking up 100 GB on my hard drive. lol.
I have my Time Capsule so I guess I am going to now go in reverse - I will print out all the files that read out from WhatSize as being larger than 100 MB - then I will go and find these on my Hard Drive and open them to see if they are trashed and I will highlight these, and then I will go out and find them one by one on my Time Capsule, bring them back and then cross them off the list...
< sigh >
BTW, I found this http://www.hoboes.com/Mimsy/hacks/quality-reduced-file-size/
Can I ask you if this appears as if it is simply a method to set up your own filters which you would basically use in place of the ones I have been using? I mean, there is obviously something with the other /filters/ that is corrupting some of my pdf's when I run it if they are green in Preview and green in Acrobat Reader...yes?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Thank goodness for backups anyway!
Yes, I think that is the same filter as Reduce Size, just with different quality settings, if you try it use "Save as..." & add something to the name so as not to overwrite the original.