That is the question, accidentally saved empty file into a good file. It was an adobe illustrator project.

Is there any way to get it back?

I'm on Os X.


On Windows, you could use a program like Recuva, which is free. On Mac, the only alternative I know of that works decently well, and is still affordable, costs money, and that's DiskWarrior.

As far as I know (which, admittedly, about Mac's is not much beyond standard IT), there's no free alternatives, or built-in OS functions.

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  • As noted by Dennis above, a time machine is the only reliable way to get your data back post-accident. You could help prevent data-loss in the future by using a versioning system, or an automated backup, but neither of those are 100% fool-proof. DiskWarrior and Recuva and other programs have a chance at getting your data back, but its not 100% guaranteed. – Brian Deragon May 22 '12 at 22:42

Do you have a Time Machine backup?

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  • If I had, it would be too easy =) I tried some recovering software, but i have 500GB hard drive, and there is no way to specify the folder to restore data. So I found it quicker to redraw that project, the more, it was not super difficult, and there were some snapshots. Thank you for your response, anyway. I started thinking about time machine or something to backup, but now i have much more than half of space used on a hard drive. – M2_ May 23 '12 at 15:04

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