On 8/25/13 2:40 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
I think a tiny handful of people have fallen into that trap, and since thenI think the point you may be missing is what the first time, average
user expects. That person expects/thinks (s)he is working with a copy
of a file when working in the library. They don't realize they are
working with the original file. Thus, when they do something to a file
they see, they screw up the original, and not the copy they think they
are working with.
their story has been repeated ad nauseam to the point where they've become
legendary. For all of the rest of us, there haven't been any problems of
I don't see how that's possible. When working in Windows Explorer, deletingOnce you understand the difference is for a library vs. the standard
folder, you're correct. But as I said, the average user doesn't
understand this when first exposed to Libraries, and that user often
tosses something (s)he doesn't want tossed.
a file in a Library folder and deleting a file in a non-Library folder do
exactly the same thing: they both delete the file. Since there's no
difference, I don't think the tiny number of users who are having problems
can blame anyone but themselves.
If anything, Libraries are safer, not more dangerous, because while deleting
files is the same in either paradigm, deleting folders is safer in a Library
folder (because the folder isn't actually deleted, it's just removed from
the Library view).
I had a different experience and found the Help file on this topic to beI found the Windows Help Files to not be particularly clear as to how
the Libraries function.
exceedingly clear. I wasn't always able to say the same about earlier
Windows Help topics.