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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase

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    Unhappy I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
    Hello everyone

    here is the story,

    i recorded some data at a party i had 2 weeks ago. i used quicktime
    the file size was about 173 MB and named Audio2 , its about 2 hours.

    anyways i wanted to trim a part of the recording, i cut what i wanted about 9 min, and saved it with the same name Audio2 by mistake so i basically overwrite . !!!

    now, the size is still the same 173 MB which tells me the whole recording is there

    how the **** do i get back???? pleaaase help me out fellas

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    You can try "Revert to saved" (Not sure what that does) in the file menu but I'm not hopeful.
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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    "Revert to Saved" only works if you DIDN'T overwrite the recording, which the OP did, so that's not going to work.

    If he was using Time Machine (and why wouldn't he be?), then you can just roll back to two weeks ago and retrieve the original recording. Otherwise, he can start kicking himself for not doing backups now.

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    "Revert to Saved" only works if you DIDN'T overwrite the recording, which the OP did, so that's not going to work.

    If he was using Time Machine (and why wouldn't he be?), then you can just roll back to two weeks ago and retrieve the original recording. Otherwise, he can start kicking himself for not doing backups now.
    i have time machine on my laptop but i never used it, i dont even know what it does


    this may sound weird i know but would it work now?? it was never on!!

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    TimeMachine only works if you set it up and have a external HD for it to backup on.
    So sadly, no it will not help you now.

    I recommend getting an external HD that is always plugged in or at least sometimes and set up TimeMachine to do its thing.
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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase

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    shooooot

    umm the size of the file has not changed before and after ? any explanation ???

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfraido View Post
    shooooot

    umm the size of the file has not changed before and after ? any explanation ???
    Without telling us what app you used to trim the recording, it's hard to say.

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Without telling us what app you used to trim the recording, it's hard to say.
    i used Qicktime !!

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    well, i am afraid that the previous file can not get back......sorry, i have no idea, if you get the solution, i will be waiting for other better suggestion.....

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    I lost my recording, need help pleaaaaase
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    It's a pity -- this is EXACTLY the sort of thing Time Machine is sooooo useful for.

    But yeah, if you're sure you overwrote the file (do a search, maybe you got lucky), that's basically the end of it.

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