motor_ola wrote:it can also remove the recycle bin from the desktop.
Once many years ago my family had a computer with Windows ME on it.
We've already said the requisite Hail Mary
s and sacrificed some goats just to be safe.
My brother wanted to delete something. For some reason this interested me, so I watched him do it.
He dragged the icon representing the file representing the data in question over the Recycle Bin icon and released. The "bin" was populated with the file. He right-clicked on the bin and then clicked where "Empty Recycle Bin" usually would have appeared in the context menu, then clicked "OK" in the ensuing dialog.
What he didn't notice, and I did, was that instead of "Empty Recycle Bin", the context menu had for some reason read "Delete" (or perhaps "Delete Recycle Bin"? I didn't get a good look). And when the dialog box came up he confirmed removing the Recycle Bin from the desktop.
We never could figure out what happened, why it happened, nor how to get the fuckin' bin back. Until we next wiped the hard drive there was no option to send files to the recycle bin, only to delete them.
One of these days my desk is going to collapse in the middle and all its weight will come down on my knee and tear my new fake ACL. It could be tomorrow. This is my concern.