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Nov 12, 2017 9:25 AM in response to ierlhk In response to ierlhk

Restore from the Time Machine backup or other backup, if you haven't been backing up and the Trash has been emptied then it's too late, the data you are after is very possibly gone forever. Last ditch effort is to purchase Data Rescue and maybe be able to get it. You can find info on Data Rescue at


https://www.prosofteng.com/data-rescue-3/

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Nov 12, 2017 9:40 AM in response to ierlhk In response to ierlhk

Can try terminal


Click on your "Applications" folder to navigate to the Mac OS X Terminal.

Click on the "Utilities" folder.

Double-click on "Terminal" to open the application.

Type in the following Terminal command: "cd .Trash" (without quotation marks).

Hit the "Return" key on your Mac.

Key in the name of the file you would like to recover using the following format "mv xxx ../" (without quotations). Replace the "xxx" part of the format with the full name of the file you deleted and now want to recover.

Hit the "Return" key on your Mac.

Type "Quit" (without quotations) in the Terminal window.

Press the "Command" and "F" keys simultaneously to launch the "Finder" window.

Enter the name of the deleted file in the search bar at the top right part of the window.

Click on the file you found in Finder and drag it onto your desktop or the location you wish to save the file.

Click on the red "X" in the Finder window to close the window.

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Nov 12, 2017 11:01 AM in response to Keith Doherty3 In response to Keith Doherty3

Keith Doherty3 wrote:


Can try terminal


Click on your "Applications" folder to navigate to the Mac OS X Terminal.

Click on the "Utilities" folder.

Double-click on "Terminal" to open the application.

Type in the following Terminal command: "cd .Trash" (without quotation marks).

Hit the "Return" key on your Mac.

Key in the name of the file you would like to recover using the following format "mv xxx ../" (without quotations). Replace the "xxx" part of the format with the full name of the file you deleted and now want to recover.

Hit the "Return" key on your Mac.

Type "Quit" (without quotations) in the Terminal window.

Press the "Command" and "F" keys simultaneously to launch the "Finder" window.

Enter the name of the deleted file in the search bar at the top right part of the window.

Click on the file you found in Finder and drag it onto your desktop or the location you wish to save the file.

Click on the red "X" in the Finder window to close the window.

To do what? The data is likely gone, it must not of been much value if it wasn't backed up though.

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Question: how to recovery permanently trash file from iMac?