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Undelete from trash to original locations
Authored by: arcticmac on Apr 21, '11 07:36:26AM

The command is also available as "Put back" (cmd-backspace) in the "Edit" menu. I believe it works similar to the "put away" (apple-R) command that used to be in Mac OS 9, although that command had a myriad of other functions as well (eject disks, etc).

Unfortunately, it requires that you deleted the file with the finder, so deleting something by dragging it from my downloads folder in the dock onto the Trash icon in the Dock usually leaves the "put back" command grayed out. Hopefully this will be fixed in the future.



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Undelete from trash to original locations
Authored by: ferret-slayer on Apr 21, '11 08:23:33AM

'Put Back' seems to work fine for me, with items dragged to Trash icon in Dock, in 10.6.7.



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Undelete from trash to original locations
Authored by: arcticmac on Apr 22, '11 08:59:53AM

Sorry, should've clarified. It seems to work okay for items dragged to the trash icon from the finder, but if you drag an item from a stack in the dock onto the trash icon in the dock, then "Put Back" doesn't work.



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Undelete from trash to original locations
Authored by: afingal on Apr 21, '11 08:42:47AM

A couple of picky comments:

"Put away" was cmd-Y not cmd-R. Cmd-R was "find original," same as it is today.

Apple keyboards do not have any key labeled "backspace." They have left delete and right delete. The one in the same position as backspace on other keyboards is the left delete and does the same thing as backspace in Windows. The one marked "delete" with a forward arrow does what delete does in Windows. I think that the Windows terminology is counterintuitive because you wouldn't expect backspace to delete anything (it didn't on a typewriter.) You would expect it to be the same as the left-arrow key. So, what you're referring to as cmd-backspace is what most of us would refer to as cmd-delete and that is somewhat counterintuitive because it's the same command you use to put something in the trash in the first place.



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Undelete from trash to original locations
Authored by: daybrother on Apr 21, '11 08:45:20AM

Yes. Highlighting the file in the trash and then pressing cmd+delete returned it to the original folder on my macbook pro. I like this hint.



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