OS X :: Deleted Files In Downloads Folder Not Go To Trash
May 25, 2010
On my MacBook, when I delete a file in the Downloads folder, it says that it will go immediately and for some reason it doesn't go to Trash. On my iMac, the behaviour is as I expect, it goes to Trash and I can undo it. Is there a way to change it on the MacBook so it goes to Trash? I'm using 10.6.3.
I have Microsoft Word for Mac on my Macbook. My husband deleted a folder with my word documents and he has already deleted the trash folder. Can I recover the folder?†How do I recover my deleted files?
I have a MacPro (Intel), and I had my Music folder on a second (non-boot) internal drive. That drive was getting full, so I bought yet another internal drive to put in one of the other bays, thinking to copy the folders to the new, larger-capacity drive. So I bought a 2 Tb drive and transferred all my MOVIES to the new drive, but then went back and deleted my MUSIC folder and emptied the trash. I knew immediately that I'd made a mistake.
I haven't written anything to that drive whatsoever from that moment on, so absolutely nothing should have been over-written. I have plenty of room on the new drive to which I can recover the deleted files. Unfortunately the folder/directory was very large, with over 20,000 files, mostly of podcasts/spoken word stuff, much of which is no longer available or would represent thousands of hours of download time, plus all my digitized folk music from long out-of-print LP records.
You'd think I'd be more responsible with >600 Gb of data! However, fortunately the drive is in good working order, it just requires a good recovery strategy. I know that services that do recovery charge a fortune, and because I haven't written anything to that drive and it still mounts without problems, I'm hoping I can do this myself with a good data recovery software package. Because I am talking about literally thousands of files, it is just too painful to think about editing all the metadata about each file (name, artist, album, etc.), and ideally I would like to recover the files and the file structure so podcasts are recovered as such, etc.
Is this at all possible?
If so, what are the relative merits of File Salvage vs. Data Rescue vs. Kernel for Macintosh (Nucleus Data Recovery) vs. VirtualLab Data Recovery vs. Stellar Phoenix? Is there something better than these--these are the only ones I found on a Web search. Are there any head-to-head reviews of which someone is aware?
i couldn't delete a file from my trash can, so i followed a link i found in a thread where some one had the same problem as i did, in the link i found a guide that said i should go to terminal and enter "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash" so i did, and yea my trash can was now empty, but then i tried to delete a file by dragin' it into my trash can in the dock, my macbook now tells me that the file will be deleted INSTANT, i search the internet again and found out that my problem was that the command i intered in terminal (sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash) deleted my trash directory
Does anybody have an idea what that problem may be? I verified the hard drive, fixed preferences and did secure empty trash... I can drag them to the desktop and they disappear but in a few minutes the back again to the trash
I deleted a lot of files from windows and they are locked in my bin now (mac) it would not let me delete them because they are locked, and to unlocked every single one it would take ages, is there anyway to overcome the locked files and empty the bin at once?
I had two folders for School. I attend a University so you can imagine those were very full. I put one in the trash thinking I could get rid of it and then proceeded to empty the trash. When I did the other one deleted too. So now I have no school folder which was filled with many things I need. How do I get these back after I deleted them out of the trash? I haven't done anything yet after deleting them accidentally.
Whenever I delete a file, it is immediately deleted, regardless of type, size or location.¬† I found the site below but I seem to be going in circles and the directions there don't seem to work for me.¬† I have a Macbook Pro, 10.7.3, with an abundance of space.¬†[URL]..
I downloaded some icons straight onto my Sony Microvault 1GB USB Drive and when I try to delete them it says they're "in use". When I disconnect the drive my Trash is empty, but whenever I plug it in these files appear again. I tried to Option+Empty Trash, Secure Empty Trash, and all that stuff but it won't allow it because the files are "in use".
When you delete something but change your mind, and the app is still in the trash bin, how can I restore back to its location with all the components? I know I can simply drag the main app to my application folder but what about the other components?
Every time I move files to the trash and then empty the trash the files won't deleted. The files are still in the trash although when I empty the trash I hear the empty trash sound but the files are still there.
I accidentally deleted my Quickens files and Emptied the Trash. Now I'm trying to recover it using Data Rescue II, I found the folder Documents/Quicken, but there is just one file. When I recover it, Quicken program won't open it - Can't load the file.
Where else could Quicken files be? I'm looking for .qdfm file format, but still can't find anything else.
Could somebody advise what else I could try to find those deleted files?
When I place a file in trash I get a warning that the file will be deleted if I continue. I just want to place files there and delete them later. I tried to fix the problem by using terminal and typing:
$ rm -rf ~/.Trash/mkdir ~/.Trash/
But when I try to use mkdir I get a permission denied.
The first thing I did was go to the Disk Utility myself and verify/repair all my permissions - it repaired everything it wanted to but it failed to stop the trash problem. My theory is that, previous to this incident when I was using an App from the App Store called DaisyDisk I cleaned out 10GB worth of data that I considered unnecessary. It seems I was a little off with that thought, because I think I deleted my trash directory itself. ¬†¬†
So online here I found an answered question to someone who committed the same careless deletion act that I did. The only problem is, I couldn't completely follow their instructions because however I may have screwed up, I did it worse than they did.I would appreciate any help anyone could have to offer. I have done everything I could think of and one or two things that other people have thought of.
how to change the preferences on the Downloads folder? Since upgrading to Yosemite, some of the files I download (.mp3 and .jpg primarily) automatically open once downloaded.¬†How can I revert this back to not opening (the way it was in Mavericks)?¬†
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10)