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    SigmundFro
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    Help!? Data retrieval for replaced directory...
    I accidentally replaced my desktop directory with a file from iPhoto (in an attempt to compress a photo I exported it from i Photo "onto" the desktop... which effectively replaced the desktop directory).

    I have heard that it is possible to retrieve deleted files, but is it possible to retrieve data/ files from a directory if it has been overwritten?

    Much thanks to anyone who responds with help!

    -Justin

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    Help!?  Data retrieval for replaced directory...
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    I am a little confused here. You have an image in iPhoto, which you exported to the desktop. I don't see a problem here, unless you named the image desktop. If so you should have received a error message saying you can not overwite a directory.
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    SigmundFro
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    Let me be more specific:
    I believe that I may have accidentally created a directory for my photo file to be exported to which somehow replaced my descktop directory. I did not carefully read the prompts before executing this.

    My question is simply this: is it possible to retrieve an overwritten directory? If so then how?

    Thank You,
    Justin

    Quote Originally Posted by SigmundFro
    I accidentally replaced my desktop directory with a file from iPhoto (in an attempt to compress a photo I exported it from i Photo "onto" the desktop... which effectively replaced the desktop directory).

    I have heard that it is possible to retrieve deleted files, but is it possible to retrieve data/ files from a directory if it has been overwritten?

    Much thanks to anyone who responds with help!

    -Justin

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