I deleted my files and emptied the trash. can i get the files back?

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I deleted my files and emptied the trash. Can I get my files back?

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Maybe...
If you have a removable battery, remove the battery and the power.
If not, hold down the power button until the screen goes back and you are forced to restart the Mac entirely from the power button (do not respond to any shut down window.
Either way, files may reappear in the trash, or where they were located. 
If not, you'll probably need a data recovery program*:
http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

November 30, -0001

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