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Originally Posted by MacEmergency View Post
It's a simple question, you either know or you don't know. Can a folder move be undone on a MAC 10.5 software. I took an OLD folder from my zip drive and dragged it to replace a NEW folder on my MAC harddrive, instead of the other way around. I need to undo this and get the NEW file back that was replaced by the OLD file. Does anyone understand this?
Firstly...let me give you a quick pointer on forum courtesy. Folks that respond to your questions do it out of the kindness of their heart. We don't get paid for what we do...it's all free help. If you respond the way you have in this thread...even if someone has a helpful answer...they're not going to help you since you're basically not being very friendly.

Regarding your problem/question (using your own words)...YES you did do a "retarded thing"!!! You should NEVER (willy-nilly) replace an existing folder on your computers hard drive with an older version from a backup drive. Unless you really really mean to do it...and understand the consequences. The information on the backup folder will almost always be OLDER then the same folder on your internal HD...and that older information may not do you any good.

Can this move be undone...no! When you copied that "old folder" from your backup drive...you over-wrote files on your internal HD...some of those files might be the files you want to recover. Technically speaking...a computer expert skilled in recovering lost files...and has special recovery software..."might" be able to recover the files your looking for. But this is a VERY expensive service...that would probably cost you hundreds of dollars...and there is no guarantee your files will be recovered.

Suffice it to say that this "folder move" you did from your backup drive cannot be undone. It wasn't a very intelligent move...and now you basically have learned a very important lesson that I doubt you will do again anytime soon!

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