How to recover file?

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  1. slfmade

    slfmade New Member

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    okay, i need to recover a file that is 73gb big(it is an image of my drive)
    i know exactly where the file is at but cannot get to it, it is under Macintosh HD:Trashes:501:jackholbrook.sparseimage
    i have it so i can see the all the hidden folders and files in the finder but the Trashes folder is a dropbox so i cant get to it from finder, i want to move the image to my 200gb ext hd, someone tell me how to do this in terminal something

    $5 paypal to whoever can give me directions on successfully saving my HD
     
  2. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    If it is OS X then you can do the following.

    Open up terminal and do the following
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    cd ~/.Trash
    mv nameoffile.whatever ~/Desktop
    
    Now the file is on your desktop. If you don't know the name of the file do an ls after the cd ~/.Trash to see the contents of the trash folder.
     
  4. voges

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    use the above commands, but prefix the second line with "sudo" if you run into permissions issues.
     
  5. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    he shouldn't because it's in him home folder. Each user has their own trash in their home folder. The file begins with a . (period) so it's hidden from the finder.
     
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    blinkin Evolution Enthusiast

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    you idiot you own a fucking macintosh.... the file is fucking gone...
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    why don't you get the fuck off... maybe I can help
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :werd: (f'ing windows lemmings)
     

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