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I was told to get all the Music, Photos and Movies from my employer-owned MacBook off the laptop they gave me a year ago.

So, I grabbed the Movies folder in the lower left side of the finder pane to try and move it over to the icon for an external I had mounted and "Poof" the thing deleted?

I have downloaded a program called File Salvage but after selecting the movie icon on it's menu it looks like it is scowering/browing the entire 111 GB HD on my MacBook instead of just the trash?

I'm in bad shape here...any other way to reverse what appears to be a permanent deletion?

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Thats not the movie folder, thats just essentially a shortcut to it. Just browse to where the folder actually is and you stuff should be there. (~users/You user name/movies)
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Oh My! Thank god there is not a law preventing old Window users from switching because this is so embarrassing!

I go It!

Thanks So Much,
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Yes, many people have that mistake. It actually frustrates me a lot because I try to copy folders that are on the shortcuts bar and I end up dragging them to their doom. At which point I freak out for a split second then realize how dumb I am.

..happens to the best of us

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Mac Specs: Macbook Black 2.0GHz C2D- 120GB/2Gb * Mac Mini G4 1.42GHz- 80GB/512MB

fiveightandten is offline can drag it right back in there. Think of that left side frame as being similar to the can drag shortcuts in and out of it whenever you want.

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