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Data recovery on HFS+ (Journalised) Mac Drive

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Stephen CroftFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hello Fellow Experts.

Had a slight whoopsie the other day (and im new to mac so a bit stumped as to how to fix).

Started copying a rather large folder from one drive to a second (both internal SATA 160gb), and after a minute or so decieded that I didnt actually want it moving. cancelled the move, and all the original files went poof. (as in gone).

realised my folly in moving and not copying / deleting manually, as i am now a rather large folder short of my drives contents.

Tried a few data recovery programs, such as Stella Pheonix and Filesalvage, with different results. Some see the data, some see the folder structure within the deleted folder, some just see the mp3 files within.

recovering with some of these apps leaves me with nothing but x.mp3 (1-10,000 or so) in a folder, with no names / folder layouts, which I really want to keep.

Has anyone any ideas as to how to recover these folders completley. Haven't written anything to the drive in question, as this data is highly important (the collation of a lifetimes worth of mp3 / flac backups / vinyl transfers which would take years to re-put together)

Many thanks in advance!

Oh, FYI im running 10.4.9 intel mac.

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