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Microsoft Roundup: Bugs, Holes, Patents and GPL Violations
on Sat 14th Nov 2009 22:20 UTC
Thom's down with flu, so to avoid moving a lot of interesting news to pg.2, I am creating a combined item here covering a number of Microsoft related news items submitted to us.
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on Sun 15th Nov 2009 11:53 UTC in reply to "
Also, in both cases, it clearly displayed the *right* folder name on my system in the delete prompt-- having two folders with the same name is asking for trouble, ESPECIALLY when dealing with your "very important data that only exists in one location"-- and believe me, if you have "very important data that only exists in one location", that location had better be your backups.
And if you're deleting files from your backups by hand, you fail.
Sure - having a parent folder with the same will be a rare case.
But having a backup is cold comfort if it is from last night and you just lost 3 hours of work. The file(s) might just be new - created after the last backup - and you and your team spent all day on it. It's late in the day and you just wanted to clean up some scratch files.
How many places make backups more than once a night?
And even under optimal circumstances (differential backups every hour) it would be a pain to get an admin to restore those files.
A bug is a bug is a bug. It's great that it won't affect all people all the time - but the few it affects will be rightfully pis*ed.
"has made the explorer all but unusable" is a bit overhyping it though.
Edited 2009-11-15 11:56 UTC
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