I guess I deleted files on my external NTFS storage. I think I can see those files in hidden folder $RECYCLE.BIN on this drive.

  1. is it possible that the MAC NTFS writing stuff I set up before - so I can write on NTFS drives - handle trash as Windows isntead of .Trash folder as mac normaly do?
  2. if it is, is there any way how to restore those files?

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I just tested deleting a file on an NTFS volume under OS X and it placed it in .Trashes on that volume. Anything in $RECYCLE.BIN is from files deleted under Windows.

By the way, I'm using Tuxera NTFS for Mac for write support under OS X.

  • here goes my maybe last hope to find out what the hell happened to my _new folder in movies directory :( Actually my last hope is reocery tool if its still somehow somewhere on the disc but I doubt it since I am sure I didnt delete it with terminal command and I dont think there is a way how to skip a trash on mac with finder.
    – Srneczek
    Nov 30, 2015 at 23:20

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