Closed Bug 294779 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago
Delete profile could also delete user files (if user behaves wrong)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 It is not possible to delete the profilefiles (using the profile manager) without deleting all other files in the profilefolder. This could be a problem if the user has other data in the profilefolder and ignores the warning message when deleting the profile (or misunderstands the warning message - which happend, see next bracket). Of course, the user acted wrong in severall ways if he did so, but due to the severe consequences one could think about this problem. (This behaviour was reported by 'wine' in the german firefox forum, read it from here: http://firefox.uni-duisburg.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=131506#131506 if you could read german. The user selected the 'My Documents' folder as his Profilefolder and deleted this Profile afterwards, ignoring the warning message. He lost nearly all his personal data!) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create a new profile in a none empty test folder (with non important files) with the profile manager 2.Delete this profile with the profile manager, ignore the warning, select 'delete files' Actual Results: The whole profilefolder is deleted, including the none-profile userfiles. Expected Results: (a) Only delete profile files or (b) Display a warning message when a user selectes a none-empty folder or Systemfolder or even the root folder of a partition. or (c) something else? Another approach to this problem is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18927 But even that way (moving old profilefolder into trash, not delete it), it is not possible to seperate user files from profile files.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 270705 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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