Microsoft’s File SHARING Site DELETES Files!

You want to share a file, so you upload it to Microsoft’s FolderShare Site… and, under certain conditions… poof! It deletes the file instead of sharing it! So, the biggest, richest computer software company in the world, deletes your files due to a bug! So, you gotta love the irony of that!

Microsoft bug deletes files instead of sharing them

“The company’s FolderShare application is intended to allow customers to synchronize files across multiple machines, but a bug has ended up deleting them. According to a statement from Microsoft sent to users of the service, an issue with FolderShare deleted files that contained special characters, such as trademark signs, accents and tildas, and the like. The company has asked that users do not empty their FolderShare trash folders until they have verified they had not been affected by the issue. The problem occurred over a three day period from December 3 to 6, it said. Microsoft said it had fixed the issue, however it wanted to alert users to the problem to prevent any lost data. In some cases, the folder containing the files may have been deleted as well, and the company said affected users would have to recreate that folder.”

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