I am a developer on OSX. I like to believe I know a lot about computers, but now I feel a mix of sillyness, disbelief and rage. Also, please excuse the drama. ;)
I was working on a web project when I wanted to a a .js library. The files, when unzipped, came in their own js/ and css/ directoiries.
I moved the unzipped dirs to my project, clicked 'yes, I understand, because Windows also does this with ease' (actual button text might have just read 'yes').
What happened next is that the target dirs were deleted and instead replaced with the new dirs with only the new content. All this without the option to perform undo or manual lookup in the trash. The files just aren't there. (pretty weird as well, for a trash app to not have the option to sort by date of deletion, which was, like, just now.)
Does anyone know of a way to get the files back that does not involve using Time Machine or simply checking it out from Git? Because I don't use Time machine, and I just want to know why on this green earth Apple thought that this was the way to program a file manager.
(OS X Lion 10.7.4)