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Microsoft 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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RE[5]: Massive?
by martini on Sun 15th Nov 2009 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Massive?"
martini
Member since:
2006-01-23

If you check the video.
On 0:47 he creates "New Folder" inside "New Folder".

On 1:12 He selects the parent "New Folder" that has the "New Folder" child and the .txt files.

It is not a bug. He deleted the parent folder. It is a "I have the same folder name and subfolder name" User Error.

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RE[6]: Massive?
by James.Hoving on Sun 15th Nov 2009 14:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Massive?"
James.Hoving Member since:
2009-11-14

Watch the video again and you will see what the problem is.

(edit. The problem is that the explorer shows both entry's as being in focus. It is true that you get the file that has the actual focus in the "do you want to delete" dialog. But I'm sure it does happen that ppl just press enter when it pops up. Any way, it doesn't lessen the bug that the explorer is confused about what to report to the user. The real problem is that the explorer has turned into an ergonomical nightmare with more focus on looking cool than on being a good tool for file handling.)

It is odd that the some ppl think the problem is that ppl don't take it for granted that Windows is a pile of crap and work accordingly. Microsoft have been around for some time now and its odd if you have to treat there bigger product as if it was an alfa release.

Edited 2009-11-15 14:41 UTC

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RE[7]: Massive?
by martini on Sun 15th Nov 2009 14:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Massive?"
martini Member since:
2006-01-23

James.Hoving. I share with you that Windows is a pile of Crap and that "the explorer has turned into an ergonomical nightmare with more focus on looking cool than on being a good tool for file handling...."

But this doesn't fall in the category of a bug. Possible in the category of crappy design.. but what if you show the same "problem" in youtube but assiging different (more real) names to the folder and lets see the difference.

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RE[7]: Massive?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 15th Nov 2009 20:48 in reply to "RE[6]: Massive?"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Watch the video again and you will see what the problem is.
(...)
It is odd that the some ppl think the problem is that ppl don't take it for granted that Windows is a pile of crap and work accordingly.


No, in this case the problem occurred between the keyboard and the chair.

Hell, in order to make the "problem" irreparable, you had to explicitly invoke the "delete and bypass the recycle bin" command. If you had simply deleted the file as most people do, the solution would have been as simple as "Ctrl-Z".

And beyond that: if you have a sub-folder with the same name as its parent folder and you delete one, then a) you make damn sure you're deleting the folder you think you're deleting (there are plenty of ways to do that), or b) you use the recycle bin instead of Shift-delete, or c) it's your own damned fault.

Using Shift-delete and then complaining because you were careless and deleted the wrong folder? That's on par with running rm -rf / and the complaining that the command did... well, exactly what you told it to do.

Edited 2009-11-15 20:54 UTC

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