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my "Movies" folder that i need back...by mistake, it went to trash and got deleted..anyways to retrieve it back whatsoever?!!!?? thanks in advance.
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my "Movies" folder that i need back...by mistake, it went to trash and got deleted..anyways to retrieve it back whatsoever?!!!?? thanks in advance.

I doubt you really trashed your movies folder, was it empty?
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post #3 of 14
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nooo definitely not empty..ah i have no idea wtf i was doing..i wasnt thinking! im pretty much screwed arent i?
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nooo definitely not empty..ah i have no idea wtf i was doing..i wasnt thinking! im pretty much screwed arent i?

Put this search in spotlight "movies folder", do you see any movie folders?
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post #5 of 14
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nothing...\
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Originally Posted by joyjoy View Post

nothing...\

Best guess is that you are right, your movies are gone, tough luck.
You're new to the Mac?
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post #7 of 14
Try Data Rescue, but don't write anything to the hard drive before you do.
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post #8 of 14
Seconded. Get you to your local purveyor of softwares and get you some Data Rescue. Your stuff is still there until it gets written over by something else (so basically turn your computer off until you can run the recovery).

Unless you've been fiendishly saving things to your drive since your accident, the odds are good you'll get most if not all of your files back.
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post #9 of 14
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Try Data Rescue, but don't write anything to the hard drive before you do.

Good job being the first helpful person in this thread, what the fuck were those other people saying?
post #10 of 14
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thanks for all the help!
post #11 of 14
Just restore from backup.

If you haven't backed it up, then you've already declared it worthless, so it doesn't matter.
post #12 of 14
Nonsense. That isn't helpful or accurate.

Data Rescue is what he needs.

It will cost money to actually retrieve the items, but free to check and see if they are retrievable.

Moving to Genius Bar.

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Just restore from backup.

If you haven't backed it up, then you've already declared it worthless, so it doesn't matter.
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post #13 of 14
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Put this search in spotlight "movies folder", do you see any movie folders?

Er... searching for "movies folder" in spotlight will not find the movies folder, because the folder is called "movies", not "movies folder".

Here is what the O/P should do.

1.) Turn off computer and don't use it.

2.) Get yourself access to another Mac with 10.3 or 10.4 and a Firewire port. Let's call this Mac "Rescue Mac".

3.) On the "Rescue Mac", install Data Rescue II.

4.) On the "Rescue Mac", if it is running 10.4, open system preferences and go to the spotlight pane, then the privacy tab.

5.) Turn on your Mac (the one with the deleted files), and immediately hold down the "T" key. This starts the Mac in "target disk mode", enabling it to be used as an external hard-drive.

6.) Connect the Macs together with a firewire cable.

7.) If the "Rescue Mac" is running 10.4, as soon as the hard drive of the Mac to be rescued appears on the desktop of the "Rescue Mac", drag the icon to the privacy tab (opened in step 4). This will prevent spotlight indexing the drive and writing the index to the drive (this could potentially over-write the deleted files)

8.) Run Data Rescue II on the mounted hard drive, making sure you select the hard drive of the "Rescue Mac" to be the destination of any deleted files that are found.

If you can't get access to another Mac, you will at the very least need an external dard drive for Data Rescue II to write recovered files to.
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post #14 of 14
Oh?

If it's worth anything, it's worth backing up.

Only data this is worth nothing is not backed up. By definition.
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