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  1. #420


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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebobble View Post
    hi

    I've read in an italian forum that the new Tool (OPTION ONE of this tutorial) has a sort of bug: it seems to delete any Download folder in which the tool is placed..

    Try to translate for you:

    Microsoft's tool deletes any folder named "Downloads" and located in the same location of the executable (but not in other directories, thanks God)

    Note that changing permissions on the folder makes it not to be deleted, and the same way the setup does not return any kind of error, so it does not use it, and so I can't explain myself why it deletes it.

    It should be adviced, in the meantime, that it is absolutely necessary to NOT save and run the tool from a folder that contains a directory with that name.
    It is better to run it directly from the root of the C: \ drive to avoid any incompatibility.
    I tested this by running the new tool in Option One on my desktop with a new "Downloads" folder on the desktop. When the tool was finished downloading the ISO and I clicked on Finish to close the tool, it did not delete the "Downloads" folder or it's contents.

    Confirmed not true.

    Did you check your Recycle Bin to see if it may be in there?
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Nov 2014 at 11:24.

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  2. #421


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    Did you check your Recycle Bin to see if it may be in there?
    Sorry but I've not personally tried. I've read (in that big italian forum) that some users experienced that...
    I will try to contact one of them that is an experienced user and ask him to post here.
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  3. #422


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebobble View Post
    I will try to contact one of them that is an experienced user and ask him to post here.
    I guess till then, it's confirmed this behaviour is not reproducible. Hope someone from there would prove otherwise and explain it here.
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  4. #423


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    No worries bubblebobble. I just wanted to test it to see and report back with my findings since that could be an issue for some if it was a common issue.

    Agreed. It may be something under specific conditions, or from some other unrelated issue that just happened to take place at the same time.

    I hope they post here to see.
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  5. #424


    I have asked him to post here... waiting for reply.

    In the meantime I've read the post of one of the user that experienced the problem, and he says that the folder being deleted was named "Download" and was NOT the system folder normally placed in "C:\Users\AlexKidd\Downloads" (someone reported that folder not to being deleted by the tool), but was just a common folder named download by the user and placed in the same directory of the MS tool.

    Eg: D:\Download and put the tool in D:\, then launch the tool. At the end of the process, the "D:\Download" folder will be deleted.
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  6. #425


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I created a Test folder that I downloaded the tool to. In that folder I created a Downloads folder. I then ran the tool. That Downloads folder did not get deleted.
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  7. #426


    edit, I'm checking
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  8. #427


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebobble View Post
    hi

    I've read in an italian forum that the new Tool (OPTION ONE of this tutorial) has a sort of bug: it seems to delete any Download folder in which the tool is placed..

    Try to translate for you:

    Microsoft's tool deletes any folder named "Downloads" and located in the same location of the executable (but not in other directories, thanks God)

    Note that changing permissions on the folder makes it not to be deleted, and the same way the setup does not return any kind of error, so it does not use it, and so I can't explain myself why it deletes it.

    It should be adviced, in the meantime, that it is absolutely necessary to NOT save and run the tool from a folder that contains a directory with that name.
    It is better to run it directly from the root of the C: \ drive to avoid any incompatibility.
    Quote Originally Posted by bubblebobble View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I created a Test folder that I downloaded the tool to. In that folder I created a Downloads folder. I then ran the tool. That Downloads folder did not get deleted.
    "download" not downloads !
    Well, you did originally say "Downloads", so is suppose to be "Download" instead?
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  9. #428


    Experienced user says that he was successfull in replicating the error.
    So now I will try to do the test myself, when finished I will report here.

    Just to be sure I will create 2 folders, one named Download and one named Downloads

    EDIT: MS server seems very busy.. can't download the tool. I will try tomorrow.

    If anyone wants to try, just do this:
    Microsoft's tool deletes any folder named "Downloads" (or "Download" I'm confused about this, sorry) and located in the same location of the executable.
    -> so just create both folders and see if any of the 2 is deleted by the tool.
    Last edited by bubblebobble; 12 Nov 2014 at 15:25.
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  10. #429


    ok I'm not doing the test due to slow download speed, but short story here (pics from the italian user):

    BEFORE:



    AFTER:



    ---> RESULT: the "Download" folder is deleted when you open the tool
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