A quick heads-up for anyone using FolderShare, the free Microsoft utility that enables you to sync folders across multiple PCs: TechCrunch just reported on a FolderShare bug that Microsoft discovered (and subsequently fixed) that could automatically delete certain files:
The bug, which Microsoft told users about via an email and notice on the site after they fixed it on December 7, auto-deleted files that contain special characters (such as accents, trademark signs, etc.)I just checked my FolderShare Trash folder, and sure enough, it contains six files that got deleted without my permission. Problem is, I never received this e-mail notification from Microsoft. Am I fuming? Oh, yeah. If you're a FolderShare user, check your Trash folder to make sure you don't accidentally lose critical files.