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nuggetman
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Nov 7, 2005, 03:47 PM
 
remember kids - when you delete something from a burn folder it deletes the original thanks to the magic of symlinks

imagine my shock when i emptied the trash and got lots of (!) in iTunes

*waits for music to copy back over from ipod*
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 04:57 PM
 
News to me. When I delete symlinks, it only delete the links...not what it is pointed to. At least thats how I have always used it and it appear to behave as I expected it to.

I have also recently attempt to use the Burn Folder. I put too much to fit on a CD, so I decided not to burn and delete all items in the Burn Folder. It didn't delete the referenced files though.
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 05:22 PM
 
I can not reproduce this.
     
nuggetman  (op)
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Nov 7, 2005, 05:27 PM
 
weird... im pretty sure i didnt delete my music folder intentionally
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 05:45 PM
 
i, too, have never actually had an original file get deleted when i deleted stuff out of a burn folder.
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 08:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by nuggetman
remember kids - when you delete something from a burn folder it deletes the original thanks to the magic of symlinks

imagine my shock when i emptied the trash and got lots of (!) in iTunes

*waits for music to copy back over from ipod*
I've seen something like this behavior.

Create a burn folder, and drag a bunch of directories into the burn folder. Then, open the burn folder, and go into a directory. If you delete a "file" from there, it will actually move the REAL file to the trash.

The top level of what's in a burn folder is links (which you can tell since they have a little arrow on them), and these links can be moved to the trash safely. Go into one of those links, however, and those are real files. Delete them, and you really delete them!

-Jake
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Nov 7, 2005, 10:10 PM
 
Ahh... that makes sense.

When you open the directory alias, it brings you to the real directory, with the real files inside it.
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 11:06 PM
 
yeah, click on a link into a folder and it takes you into THE REAL folder. I discovered this the hard way a long time ago.
     
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Nov 7, 2005, 11:34 PM
 
ah. yep, that's exactly what i did
     
   
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