|Re: Proclipsing - data folder deleted [message #670858 is a reply to message #670804]
||Sun, 15 May 2011 23:03
Originally posted by: Glenn Maynard|
On Sun, 15 May 2011 12:34:49 -0400, Filip Tomaszewski
> Basically, all of her work has been suddenly deleted.
Eclipse is one of the most dangerous tools I've ever used. Luckily I've
not lost data, but only because I've seen others' complaints of data loss
and make constant backups--as it has, in fact, deleted whole trees of my
For example, when deleting a linked directory in the IDE, this dialog pops
up reassuring you that the actual files won't be deleted:
> Are you sure you want to delete linked package 'package'?
> Only the workspace link will be deleted. Link target will remain
> Note that all subelements of the selected linked packages and package
> fragment roots will be removed from the workspace.
> [*] Delete subpackages of selected packages
Great: removes the link from the workspace and doesn't touch the target.
Except, when you click "OK", it proceeds to catastrophically wipe out
everything underneath the top-level directory, just as it assured you it
wouldn't. I always edit the .project file manually now to edit linked
Not an answer to your question, just a word of warning...
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