Reverse duplicates put in trash

Discussion in 'Parallels Toolbox for Mac' started by JudyR1, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. JudyR1

    JudyR1 Bit Poster

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    Is there a way to move all the trashed items that Find Duplicates put in my trash back to where they came from on my computer? I thought I was telling Find Duplicates to put 1 video in the trash. It put every duplicate it found in my trash. Undo is grayed out in the application. The items in the trash have lost their paths back to where they came from and it is hundreds of files.
     
  2. Hello,
    Did you find a solution? This just happened to me - 900,000 files!

    All the best

    Tim
     
  3. sergk

    sergk Parallels Developers

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    Hello,
    Find Duplicates tool allows to restore deleted filed from the Trash (if you haven't closed the tool yet) - 'Restore' button appears after deleting the files.
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  5. sergk

    sergk Parallels Developers

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    I attached a file with Apple script. This script goes through all files in Trash and put them back one by one. What you need:

    - extract script from attached file (restoreFilesFromTrash.zip);
    - double click on file in Finder. Apple Script application will appear;
    - press on 'play' button to launch script;
    - wait till completion;

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  6. hello and thanks - please can you help me understand why 900,000 files were moved to the trash? - 95% of them aren't even duplicates
     
  7. sergk

    sergk Parallels Developers

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    Are you sure that all of these files have been removed by Find Duplicates tool? When tool starts it find duplicates in some location you've provided. Then you decide which files should be deleted and which not. Then tool removes only duplicates selected for removal. Tool doesn't delete file if no duplicates were found for it.

    Let's check time when files were put into the Trash:
    - Open Trash
    - Click on title of file list
    - Check 'Date Added'
    New column 'Date Added' will appear in file list. It shows when file was put into the Trash. If all files have similar date then in may be result of "Find Duplicates" working, otherwise - not.
    I also added video instruction.
     

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  8. the trash was empty when I started - it's full of files that aren't duplicates - Find Duplicates is the only thing I did with the computer - I've been a Mac user for 20 years, this never happened before - I only installed Parallel Toolbox 2 days ago.
    Now I'm moving the files 1000 at a time and will do a clean install on the Mac - at least it will run better when this is all over! But I won't be using Toolbox again! Bad experience
     
  9. even my browser bookmarks are gone - and some software won't work
     
  10. KevinB28

    KevinB28 Bit Poster

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    will the script work even if the files were temporarily taken out of the trash and into a newly created folder?
     
  11. BerndL4

    BerndL4 Bit Poster

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    I downloaded the zip-file, Apple Script Editor opened it, the same window like yours opens and same contents is visible. Hitting play: it needs some seconds, than the trash starts flashing and the contents of the trash changes while the sripts seems working. When the trash stops flashing (around an hour, 4500 items, 15GB), nothing has changed: the trash is full like before (Mac OS 10.14.6).
     
  12. RomuloH

    RomuloH

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    Greetings,

    I just used the find duplicates tool and it erased most of my files from my computer and from all the cloud drives. Now there are'n any files. I tried to locate the undo button, but it's going. Is it because I closed the app? power down the computer? How can I recover my files. It basically erased most of my files!
     
  13. Aydaskhan@Parallels

    Aydaskhan@Parallels Staff Member

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    Greetings,
    We've created a follow-up ticket to assist you further.
    Please check your romuloh01@gmail.com email inbox.
     

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