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Folder with name 'test' cannot be deleted



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10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Daqi Pei, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)
Build Identifier: version (20080421)

I found a very wierd problem. If I create a folder named 'test' as a subfolder of 'Local Folders', it cannot be deleted. Any other names are fine. Guess it's due to some codes while testing... :(

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to 'Local Folders'
2. Create a subfolder named 'test'
3. No way to delete it


10 years ago
Version: unspecified → 2.0
Is there sub folder named "test" in Trash folder?
Does problem occur even after "Empty Trash"?

Comment 2

10 years ago
Thanks for your reply, but, well....I'm a developer myself and I've been using a computer for more than 10yrs..... so the answer is NO.

The strange thing is, I asked a friend to try this out on his computer, but he couldn't recreate it. He deleted the 'test' folder without any problem. 

Thinking through this again, the reason might be, I had created an account and assigned this folder to this account before. I deleted the account first, so this folder somehow lost a 'link' and couldnt be deleted. I'll try this out later.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Just tried to reproduce the error. Create test folder in Local folders, then delete. Delete works fine here. Cannot reproduce the reported error.

Comment 4

10 years ago
it might be orphaned in panacea.dat (I think that's the file - memory fuzzy/fizzy ATM). try deleting it and retest
Reporter, does this still occur in the latest supported / trunk nightlies?

(Please also test with a new profile)
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-07
RESO INCO per lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-07
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