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    sgomez

    So now you know it... That was a shortcut I didn't know

    I had copied a file from my USB key and wanted to past it on the desktop, so after Ctrl+C y meant to press Windows+D (desktop) but unfortunately I pressed Ctrl+D, so I deleted my file.

    I just wanted to share my anger Wink

    .seb
    http://sgomez.blogspot.com

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    W3bbo

    sgomez wrote:
    So now you know it... That was a shortcut I didn't know

    I had copied a file from my USB key and wanted to past it on the desktop, so after Ctrl+C y meant to press Windows+D (desktop) but unfortunately I pressed Ctrl+D, so I deleted my file.

    I just wanted to share my anger

    .seb
    http://sgomez.blogspot.com


    It asks you for confirmation before hand, and sends the file to the Recycle Bin. Contrast with Shift+Del which deletes the file without sending it to the Bin, but asks for confirmation.

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    Minh

    W3bbo wrote:
    sgomez wrote:So now you know it... That was a shortcut I didn't know

    I had copied a file from my USB key and wanted to past it on the desktop, so after Ctrl+C y meant to press Windows+D (desktop) but unfortunately I pressed Ctrl+D, so I deleted my file.

    I just wanted to share my anger

    .seb
    http://sgomez.blogspot.com


    It asks you for confirmation before hand, and sends the file to the Recycle Bin. Contrast with Shift+Del which deletes the file without sending it to the Bin, but asks for confirmation.

    My MP3 player, which is also a USB storage device, doesn't have a Recycle Bin -- which makes sense. If I delete a file, I want it gone. But it does ask for my confirmation, though.

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    sgomez

    I disabled the "Display confirmation " property from the recycle bin, so...

    .seb
    http://sgomez.blogspot.com

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    Andrei P

    Wow, can I too use my website or blog as a signature?

    Rolling eyes

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    Alt-F4

    Heh, I found this out when my buddy was remotely connected to my PC. He must have hit control and I must have hit D, because afterwards, there were a whole lot of files missing!

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    W3bbo

    Andrei P. wrote:
    Wow, can I too use my website or blog as a signature?

    Rolling eyes


    This forum installation has signatures disabled, for good reason.

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    MasterPi

    sgomez wrote:
    I disabled the "Display confirmation " property from the recycle bin, so...

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    Then why are you angry if you pretty much disabled the last line of defense for your files?

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    androidi

    Helps to have WinHex at hand always. I do not use it for hex editing all that much, mostly for recovery of files, partitions and imaging disks etc. Often it can browse disks as if using explorer when Windows would show the disk as empty for whatever reason. Same for broken flash memories etc. It's also couple clicks to write a drive full of garbage or zero it. Good if you're getting rid of old hdd. The Format command doesn't do practically anything to empty the drive and changing couple bytes in winhex will unformat such drive.

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    alwaysmc2

    wait.  Take a step back and just look at this.  ctr+D?  What a worthless shortcut! what ever happend to that plin 'ol "delete" key? Tongue Out

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    Rowan

    While the author is at fault for his own misfortune, I have to agree that the [D] key is not very necessary. How many ways do you need to delete a file, besides the existing permanent delete or recycle delete?

    Edit: [d] [e] [f] [g] [h] [i] [j] [k] [l] [m] [n] [o]

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    sgomez

    mVPstar wrote:
    
    Then why are you angry if you pretty much disabled the last line of defense for your files?


    Why Ctrl+d ??? I already have a delete key... Is there a sghortcut to format my C: drive??? Wink

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    SlackmasterK

    Rowan wrote:
    While the author is at fault for his own misfortune, I have to agree that the key is not very necessary. How many ways do you need to delete a file, besides the existing permanent delete or recycle delete?

    Edit: [f] [j] [k] [l] [m]

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