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Bug: Windows 7 deletes folder instead of selected file! RRS feed

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  • There's a similar thread about this issue, started as a bug report on Windows Vista, and continued on with evidence on Windows 7.

    The bug still exists.

     

    One respondent to that thread stated:

    "Yes, it's true that (Windows 7) in order to have the folder highlighted the same color as the sub-folder or file (in the right/main pane) you have to do some action on the parent folder last (i.e. shift-tab, click parent folder, or even! just expand the parent folder) ONLY the parent folder at that time should be highlighted."

    This is not actually true.  I have witnessed the target of SHIFT-DELETE not being the last item clicked.

     

    Just this afternoon, I went to delete a child folder within C:\Temp\.

     

    I clicked on the folder.

     

    I hit SHIFT-DELETE.

     

    I hit ENTER in the same split second that I noticed that the interface was asking me if I wanted to permanently delete C:\Temp.

     

    Luckily, it was a temporary folder.

     

    BUT the fact remains that Windows 7 occasionally selects for deletion the parent folder of the intended target when users elect to SHIFT-DELETE.

     

    Compounding the matter further is the poor visual cues, as shown below...

    <img src="http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1541/deletey.jpg">

     

     

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:23 PM

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  • Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:28 PM
  • Hi,

     

    It is a known issue when using Windows 7 classic theme. Here is a similar post.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/305410c5-c3c2-4924-a223-75f0e9e6e14d

     

    Please understand Microsoft Development team has recognized the issue and try to find a solution. Your patience is highly appreciated.

     

    Best Regards,

    Niki


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:32 AM
  • "Please understand Microsoft Development team has recognized the issue and try to find a solution. Your patience is highly appreciated."

    Any ETA on the solution?  This is not a trivial problem for many.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:04 PM