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How to recover a file that's in the .Trash folder?


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#1 Twin B

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

My iMac running 10.6.8 has a .wav file that's in this location:

 

//localhost/Users/joedr/.Trash/03 Let Me Let Go.wav

 

I know this location is one that ClamX AV used a few times when it found something. I remember there was a warning a week or so ago about having found a Win Media folder infection I think, so maybe this .wav file is one that was infected. But I moved the infection to the trash then emptied it. Can, and should, this file be recovered or should I forget about it?


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:27 AM

Well, if you do not have time machine backup then the most effective way to access the "hidden" files emptied from Trash is to rely on data recovery applications. It is  a safe, fast and easy application to perform trash recovery on your OS. Here is some steps of retrieving the file: Open the Trash folder and then select the items that you want to retrieve and hit the Delete button here is the red circle with line through it in the toolbar.  If you do not see that button, go to View -> Customize Toolbar and drag it from the palette of available buttons to wherever you want to park it. The item will disappear from the Trash and reappear in its original folder. Hope you will be satisty from my points.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:00 PM

Thank you for replying. 


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:35 AM

There is a package called testdisk in the repos.
Code:
sudo apt-get install testdisk
It is an ncurses base application, so a terminal is required.
Code:
cd ~/Desktop
sudo photorec /d restore
Select the partition and filesystem.
There is a "File Opt" menu selection, if you recall what type of file you accidentally removed, then you can set it to restore only those types of files.
Regards
Maybe you can try uFlysoft Data Recovery for Mac, it can recover LOST DATA on Mac only in three steps:
Step 1. Launch the software to scan the device where your files deleted
Step 2: Preview the scan result files and make mark if it is the one you find

Step 3: Recover files


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:54 AM

Thanks Johanna.


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 07:43 AM

If your files are in trash folder in Mac computer you can easily recover them by just right-clicking on Trash icon drag the files from the Trash to your Desktop or other desired location. If you want to use short-cut to do this task, just by pressing the COMMAND-Z.
 


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:11 PM

Thanks John, I appreciate the information. 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:07 PM

If you haven't emptied the Trash, simply enter to Trash and choose the files you want to reverse. If you have already cleaned the Trash, you'll have to rely on Time machine to find the backup files. No Time machine? You'd better then rely on the third party software, such as Bitwar Data Recovey for Mac to recover files for you.

 

Anyway please remember that the files can be previewed means the files still completely for recovery, then you'll have to make sure do not copy, download or write new data onto the partition or drive where contains the lost files.

 

Hope it can work for you to perfom data recovery from Trash



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:15 AM

I was also facing the same problem in recovering a file that's in the Trash folder. Thank you for solving my issue.

 

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