How to recover a deleted folder on a Mac

I accidentally deleted MAMP, including the htdocs folder containing most of my projects past my latest back-up dating from February, 2018. This happened yesterday, when I was making a back-up from my MacBook Pro which I wanted to reinstall from scratch after being sick of it’s slow performance.

I uninstalled MAMP actually, however this should be kind of the same as deleting it. Now I want my files back! But how?

I am trying various kind of recovery programs, and had some success before using Prosoft’s Data Rescue and TestDisk. So I am running these again.

For Data Rescue, I had to buy a new external hard drive (which I needed anyway) to create a so called Data Recovery Drive. I first tried to install this on a SD card, but this seemed to take forever, so I canceled it. But also on the external HD it is really bothering slow!

TestDisk, on the other hand, is a small app that runs in Terminal. It’s a little bit more complicated without a GUI, but the documentation is pretty clear. Best of all this one is free! The forum is also quite helpful, you can find it here. At the time being I have posted a question, and by the looks of it they even get answered, so let’s see how long it takes.

To be continued…

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