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imac in deep deep shit

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by When, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    well a friend of mine recently out of pure stupidity
    threw his whole graphic art portfolio folder in the trash on his imac
    and then emptied the trash, this sucks for him because it means he wont be able to finish his final project for his schooling and also wont have material to show future employers...

    now my question for you mac users is...
    how can he retrive this data after it has been emptied from the trash?
    apparently he spoke to a 'professional' and the guy wanted 3000 to retrive the lost data, now im sure the process might be tedious and time consuming but not 3000 worth of tedious and comsumption...
    any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 174
    yes, he'll have to drop $20 or $30 for Norton Utilities but there is a kick ass UnErase feature, can be extremely successful
     
  3. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    yes but will it unerase what was previously erased before the norton was installed? or just unerase every erase after installation?
     
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 174
    yes

    to answer your first question
     
  5. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 174
    and no... it's not a volume recovery tool, where it makes a log, sort of a shorthand file about stuff that gets thrown away... It IS an UnEraser, it will piece together files out of the trash, not always %100 effective but your friend should get most, if not all, of his portfolio back.

    tell him not to use it alot or throw anything else away... try to take it easy...
     
  6. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    hmm nice
    thanks smart, 30 bucks sure beats 3000
    goddamned 'professionals'
     
  7. Smart is right, good luck
     
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    If he doesn't want to take the chance of installing Norton over the stuff he just trashed he could always link it to another mac (ethernet) and use Norton from the other machine.
     
  9. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,058 Likes Received: 48
    when something's "erased" it's merely "tagged" as a space that is free. The OS changes the first couple of bits in the file to make it a spot for a new file when one needs that space. So in theory all your stuff you've erased is sitting there still, and it just hasn't been overwritten. I imagine that if you start saving a large amount of files it won't make it so easy to recover what's been deleted.
     
  10. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    ^^^ Yeah what he said. :eek:
     
  11. Norton should do a blingin job... It always has for me. So restate: DO NOT use the computer too much, do not save anything and don't delete anything.

    And yes, data recovery IS that expensive. It's quite fucking awful. beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2

    Ha-ha. mamerro with the voice of experience here. glad to hear you got your shit worked out on the cheaper side.

    just to bang it home....definitely don't save or delete anything else. norton's saved my ass so many times.
     
  13. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    i heard your sob story. ..but i aint crying.

    give a holler you breakdancing hotpocket.
     
  14. The roomate told me you called the other day... I was gonna take today off to finish that robot and scan it, but J & M showed up to try the Dirtsurfer... and I ended up bailing and with dog poop on my back. This weekend fasho. Beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  15. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    thanks kids
    i told him to pick up norton tonite
    so well see what happens tomorrow

    when are you coming out here mamerro?
     
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