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I'm an idiot; please help

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So. I had a folder on my desktop (work-stuff) which I decided, tonight, about an hour ago, that I should put into my Documents, as I wanted to clear off the screen. So, I drag-n-drop into Documents, but (and there's always bit in these stories, aren't there?) when I dumped the folder into the window, it turned into an alias of the folder I wanted to move and not the folder itself.


I mouse over the alias and mean to drag it to the trash, my finger slips and I dump the alias on the desktop instead. And the folder I wanted to move has now been replaced by the alias -- something I don't understand, as I didn't ok an overwrite. But the folder is GONE, vanished, disappered in the ether!

So. I need to find a way to get this folder back and for the life of me, I can't find it anywhere. It's work stuff, client info that I need...actually for tomorrow and I'm more or less screwed without it. Please (please) tell I haven't deleted it (nothing's in the trash) and please (please) let me know how I can get it back!

Thanks so much!

By the by, I have a macbook, runing on osx
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Hi delaney,

I am not sure if this will help you, it should if you have deleted the folder. You can try to recover deleted files with this program http://www.recuva.com/ which is free to download, but it is still in BETA version. I hope it will help you.


System requirements

- Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 (testing not complete on other OS versions)
- 128MB RAM


Edited by SNOWHITE, 25 January 2007 - 12:44 AM.

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1 - click on start.
2 - click search.
3 - in the left pane click on all files and folders.
4 - in the search pane type the name of the folder
5 - press the search button


thought it was xp.

Edited by xxx1, 25 January 2007 - 01:01 AM.

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Just a gentle reminder to look at what the users os is....

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