I have accidentally deleted a folder /Users/me/Library/Application Support/Postgres/ through the use of a third party uninstall app (CleanMyMac). Is this folder gone forever or can I recover it? I haven't restarted the system. The folder contains the postgres db and I don't run time machine, I have a backup of the db but it's old so would like to recover if i can

  • Is it still in your Trash? – nohillside Feb 4 at 8:06
  • It never was, i assume system library files deleted via an uninstall get put elsewhere – mapping dom Feb 4 at 8:14
  • Maybe CleanMyMac removes them directly then. Changes for recovery are rather small then, especially if you kept using your computer afterwards. – nohillside Feb 4 at 8:17
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    Add that file to your daily backup... – Solar Mike Feb 4 at 10:04
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    Or use time machine to get an hourly backup – mmmmmm Feb 4 at 10:54

The answer from CleanMyMac is that it permanently destroys this, I tested two file recovery software options and neither found the old library fodlers

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