/htdocs/ files gone - I am frustrated

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/htdocs/ files gone - I am frustrated

Postby ObiektywNy » 28. July 2009 18:41

Hello all I just reinstalled XAMPP for MAC form this website http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-macosx.html#873
It asked me to overwrite the exiting files so I did it, and after that I lost whole the Apache documents root directory /Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/
All my files that I created are gone :( , please tell me that this installation software is not that stupid, and it didn't delete whole files, I was working on my portal almost 4 months, and if now everything is gone because upgrade software erasing whole folder ??
Please help how to restore those data.
I am using OS X Leopard, but my Time machine was not configured :(
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Re: /htdocs/ files gone - I am frustrated

Postby caltuna » 28. July 2009 23:49

You worked on something for 4 months and didn't have a backup?

The words re-install mean exactly that... always has... erase and install.

You might try this:
http://www.macintosh-datarecovery.com/? ... agodQw7b_Q

or a program called FileSalvage (I think it cost about $60)
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Re: /htdocs/ files gone - I am frustrated

Postby MegaChriz » 29. July 2009 19:44

For in the future, you don't even need Time Machine to make a back-up of your files.
You can easily create a back-up this way:

1. In Finder, select the folder of your project.
2. Choose 'Create Archive' from the File-menu (Tiger) or 'Compress' from the File-menu (Leopard).
The finder will create a zip-file of the folder and its contents.
3. Move the zip-file to a safe location (not inside the XAMPP folder).

I do it always this way, even though I have running Time Machine also.
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Re: /htdocs/ files gone - I am frustrated

Postby caltuna » 30. July 2009 04:35

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to have a Burn Folder compress everything before it burned to the CD? That would be a good utility to have.
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