It happens to everyone – and it happened to me last week. I use my MiniStack external 500gig drive for my iTunes music library…and to make room for a complete backup (using Time Machine) I accidentally deleted all my music. Did I have a backup of all my music? No. I recently cleaned up my backup files and deleted the backup that had all my music files.
I have since changed my backups to include music on a regular basis but to get back all the lost music – I used File Salvage. The process took a long time – but I expected that when combing through a 500 gig drive. If you ever need to recover files – check this application out!